Course Title: Older Person Rehabilitation
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 1 year
Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time
Part-time 2 years by day (part-time option open to EU applicants only)
Qualifications: PG Dip
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2013/2014 Irish/EU FEE €5,970 full-time. The part-time course fee is half the full-time fee in the particular year of study.
Entry Requirements: Primary Degree or an equivalent qualification and experience in a relevant health care discipline to be approved by the College of Medicine and Health. Active registration or eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional healthcare registration body in Ireland. See Detailed Entry Requirements.
Course Code: CKX16 (full-time), CKX17 (part-time)
Closing Date: 1 June 2013
Next Intake: September 2013
The Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation is designed to provide students, from a range of different professional backgrounds, with interdisciplinary learning in the theory and practice of Older Person Rehabilitation. It is available as a part-time or full time programme.
Exit award: Postgraduate Certificate
Upon satisfactory completion of 30 credits in Older Person Rehabilitation, to include module CG6001, students may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation. A student who subsequently applies to continue to Postgraduate Diploma level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Certificate Examination.
Progression to MSc:
Following successful completion of the examinations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation, a student may opt not to be conferred and instead may transfer to the MSc in Older Person Rehabilitation. Alternatively, a student previously conferred with the Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation within three years of completion, may apply for registration in the MSc in Older Person Rehabilitation, with exemptions granted for modules already taken.
1) Module EH6038 (Applied Research) needs to be completed, if not already taken as part of the Postgraduate Diploma, prior to submission of the research thesis.
2) A student who does not hold an Honours Primary Degree must obtain an Honours standard in the examinations for the Postgraduate Diploma in order to be eligible to apply/ transfer to the MSc programme.
The part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation runs over two academic years from the date of first registration for the programme. Students take taught modules to the value of 60 credits over two years incorporating approximately 300 hours of structured contact time (approximately 2 days per month during term). Most classes are held on in one or two weekday blocks, including some weekend days.
Students take 25 credits as follows in year 1:
CG6001 Principles and Practice in Older Person Rehabilitation (15 credits)
CG6002 Stroke Rehabilitation (10 credits)
And students take 35 credits from the following modules over two years (maximum 15 credits to be taken in year 1). Students are encouraged to discuss their choices with the programme coordinator. Note: not all modules may be offered every year:
EH6038 Applied Research for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
CG6003 Cognition, Communication, Capacity and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
CG6004 Decision-making in Contemporary Rehabilitation Practice Using Validated Ethical Frameworks (10 credits)
CG6005 Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation (5 credits)
CG6006 Falls, Mobility and Movement Disorders (10 credits)
CG6007 Independent Study (5 credits)
Module descriptions are will be available in the book of modules 2011/12 and are currently available at www.ucc.ie/en/cgr.
Alternatively students may take up to a maximum of 15 module credits, relevant to the rehabilitation of older people (unidisciplinary or interdisciplinary), from designated courses in UCC, subject to timetabling restraints, in lieu of 15 module credits above. Physiotherapy students may choose to take 15 module credits from prescribed courses in UL or RCSI (list of external modules approved by the College of Medicine and Health is available from the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation). The module(s) are equivalent in level and credit rating. Students pay the other University directly and obtain a transcript of their academic study marks from that University. This transcript will be included in the student's overall profile.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation is also available as a one-year full-time course. Students take taught modules from the above list (or external modules) to the value of 60 credits (approximately 4 days per month during term) over one calendar year.
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Fitness to Practise
Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here
Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation must normally hold a primary degree in a cognate area or equivalent plus relevant professional experience as adjudged by the College of Medicine and Health.
Candidates must have the following:
- A Primary Degree or an equivalent qualification and experience in a relevant health care discipline to be approved by the College of Medicine and Health
- Active registration or eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional healthcare registration body in Ireland
- Ideally candidates should have practical experience in their area of qualifications of at least one year post-registration.
- Evidence of proficiency in the English Language. Students whose primary language is not English must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with no individual section less than 5.5.
- Applicants who do not meet the normal academic or experience requirements may also be considered following a review of their individual qualifications and experience by the course committee. Admission of such applicants will be subject to the approval of the College of Medicine and Health Executive Committee.
Selection will be based on academic achievement and relevant work experience. Some applicants who do not fulfill the usual entry requirements may be invited to interview to satisfy the selection committee of their suitability for the programme. Acceptance of a candidate into the programme is subject to Garda/Police Clearance.
Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme. This form is available to view from here CKX16Supplementary Questions (77kB)
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.
Please contact the coordinator for further details.
Please contact the coordinator for further details.