UCC CPD courses

Stroke Rehabilitation CG6002

Course Fact File
DurationAs below.
Teaching ModePart-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
QualificationsCPD Module
NFQ LevelLevel 9
FeesRegular Fee €995.00 See Fees and Costs for full details.
Closing Date8th December 2023

UCC. Brookfield campus and Western Gateway Building.

Start Date8th January 2024


The CPD Module “Stroke Rehabilitation” provides students from a range of different professional backgrounds with comprehensive stroke rehabilitation principles and practice. This module can be taken as a stand-alone CPD module or it can be built upon with other modules from our range of CPD modules.  The module covers everything from basic stroke territories / clinical features, to the motor, sensory, cognitive and psychological aspects of the stroke. Stroke assessment and goal setting is a key feature of the module.

This is a new and unique course, with no similar course available in Ireland or the UK. It is fully interdisciplinary - the specialist lecturers are from a range of disciplines and students learn with and from each other. There is a strong student-centred focus, with flexible timetabling, and blended learning to minimise work disruptions. The course combines lectures, case based learning, workshops and small group discussions.  There is a selection of optional modules available so that students can build a tailored programme that matches their personal learning requirements.

In today’s competitive workforce, continuous professional development is a key requirement of ongoing professional competency. CPD training aids career advancement and improves your confidence in treating patients.

Module Objective: Further development of knowledge, skills and attitudes (including clinical acumen, professionalism and leadership) in the area of stroke rehabilitation.

Module content:

Theoretical and practical aspects of key topics required to practice as a leader in stroke rehabilitation. Pathophysiology of stroke, presentations and prognosis of major stroke subtypes, complications and secondary prevention. Multidisciplinary rehabilitation of motor, tone, swallowing, speech, perceptual, sensory and cognitive deficits; Goal setting and outcome assessment. Disabilities and handicaps will be presented in an interconnected way in order to develop a full and sophisticated understanding of the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of stroke rehabilitation. 

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Employ standardized assessment tools to perform an accurate and detailed assessment of a stroke patient's disabilities.
  • Co-ordinate the initiation, maintenance and completion of rehabilitation of an older adult after stroke.
  • Critically evaluate the processes of goal setting and the determination of outcome relative to goals in stroke rehabilitation.
  • Define the care needs and aids/appliances requirements of stroke patients with residual, moderate or severe disability.
  • Critically appraise currently used stroke rehabilitation strategies.
  • Reflect on the role of members of the stroke rehabilitation team, focusing on the commonalities and the unique discipline perspective of each member.

Marks Detail

Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 150 marks (1 x 1,500 Word Essay).

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Classes are held on one or two day blocks, including occasional weekend days. A ten-credit module equates to 200-250 hours of learning. This includes 4 structured contact days. These contact days consist of lectures, workshops, group discussion and directed study. The remainder of the learning is self directed, based on the students own learning goals, such as topics introduced in the lectures that the student can explore in more depth, and background reading for the written assignment

Timetable for CG6002

Blended learning [Face to face and on-line] contact days outlined below:

Delivery will be in January 2024;  Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 150 marks (1 x 1,500 Word Essay).

This module will commence in Semester II on 12th January 2024 - 3 days in January – two days one week and one day two weeks later with a further day in February 2024

 Class Dates will be verified at a later stage.

Class Dates 
12th January, 2024 Lecture 08:00 - 18.00
25th January, 2024

Lecture 08:00 - 18:00

26th January, 2024

Lecture 08:00 - 18:00

9th February, 2024

Lecture 08:00 - 18:00




Candidates must have:

  • A primary degree in a relevant health care discipline* or an equivalent academic qualification and professional experience to be approved by the Programme Team;
  • Ideally candidates should have at least one year's practical experience in their area of qualifications post-registration.
  • 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 Programme Team.

*A relevant health care discipline includes but is not limited to medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, audiology, physiotherapy, psychology and social studies.

All applicants are required to complete an application form and provide evidence of current professional registration. This module requires Garda Vetting Clearance.


Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €995. There is also a €35 application fee. 

How To Apply


  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.



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