2021/2022

MSc (Older Person Rehabilitation)

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The MSc (Older Person Rehabilitation) is available on a full-time or part-time basis. The full-time programme runs over one calendar year (12 months) from the date of first registration for the programme. The part-time programme runs over two academic years (20 months) from the date of first registration for the programme. The programme includes a period of clinical placement.

Full-time
The full-time MSc (Older Person Rehabilitation) runs over one calendar year (12 months) from the date of first registration for the programme. Students take taught modules to the value of 60 credits incorporating approximately 300 hours of structured contact time provided face-to-face, via webinars or online (3-8 in-class days per month during term). Most classes are held in two-day blocks (weekdays). Students also undertake a research dissertation (30 credits) which is submitted at the end of the calendar year.

Taught modules

Students take core modules to the value of 25 credits as follows:
CG6009 Principles in Older Person Rehabilitation (10 credits)
CG6010 Clinical Practicum in Older Person Rehabilitation (5 credits)
and either
EH6038 Applied Research for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
or
MH6014 Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 credits)

Students take elective* modules to the value of 35 credits from the following:
CG6002 Stroke Rehabilitation (10 credits)
CG6005 Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation (5 credits)
CG6006 Falls, Mobility and Movement Disorders (10 credits)
CG6007 Independent Study (5 credits)**
CG6011 In-depth Independent Study (15 credits)**
CG6012 Neuromuscular Disorders (10 credits)
CG6015 Understanding Cognitive Disorders and Dementia (10 credits)
CG6016 Advanced Issues in Dementia Care (10 credits)

*Alternatively students may take up to a maximum of 15 credits, relevant to the rehabilitation of older people (unidisciplinary or interdisciplinary), from designated courses in UCC, subject to timetabling restraints, in lieu of 15 credits above.

** Students can take CG6007 or CG6011 but not both.

Research

CG6008 Dissertation in Older Person Rehabilitation (30 credits)

Part-time
The part-time MSc (Older Person Rehabilitation) runs over two academic years (20 months) 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 provided face-to-face, via webinars or online (3-7 contact days per semester). Most classes are held in two-day blocks (weekdays). A maximum of 40 taught credits can be taken in a single year. Students also undertake a research dissertation (30 credits) which is submitted in the early Summer of Year 2.

Taught modules

Students take core modules to the value of 25 credits as follows:
CG6009 Principles in Older Person Rehabilitation (10 credits)
CG6010 Clinical Practicum in Older Person Rehabilitation (5 credits)
and either
EH6038 Applied Research for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
or
MH6014 Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 credits)

Students take elective* modules to the value of 35 credits over years 1 and 2 (maximum 40 total taught credits per year) from the following:
CG6002 Stroke Rehabilitation (10 credits)
CG6005 Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation (5 credits)
CG6006 Falls, Mobility and Movement Disorders (10 credits)
CG6007 Independent Study (5 credits)**
CG6011 In-depth Independent Study (15 credits)**
CG6012 Neuromuscular Disorders (10 credits)
CG6015 Understanding Cognitive Disorders and Dementia (10 credits)
CG6016 Advanced Issues in Dementia Care (10 credits)

*Alternatively students may take up to a maximum of 15 credits, relevant to the rehabilitation of older people (unidisciplinary or interdisciplinary), from designated courses in UCC, subject to timetabling restraints, in lieu of 15 credits above.

** Students can take CG6007 or CG6011 but not both.

Research

CG6008 Dissertation in Older Person Rehabilitation (30 credits, year 2)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Exit award: Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
Upon satisfactory completion of 60 credits, to include modules CG6009 and CG6010, a student may opt not to proceed with / complete the dissertation module (CG6008), and may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation. A student who subsequently applies to continue to Masters level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma Examination. Such an application is subject to approval of the Programme Team, and if successful, exemptions will be granted for modules taken within the previous five years.

Exit award: Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation (NFQ Level 9, Minor Award)
Upon satisfactory completion of 30 credits in Older Person Rehabilitation, to include module CG6009, a student 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 Masters level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Certificate Examination. Such an application is subject to approval of the Programme Team, and if successful, exemptions will be granted for modules taken within the previous five years.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc in Older Person Rehabilitation (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation (NFQ Level 9, Minor Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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