UCC CPD courses

Neuromuscular Disorders


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  • Title

    Neuromuscular Disorders

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    45 x 1hr directed study (includes Lectures, Workshops, Group Discussions, e-learning and recommended reading); 180 hrs Self Directed Study

  • Teaching Mode


  • Fees

    €885 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Please see full requirements below See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    24th August 2020

  • Venue


    Thursday 8th October 2020             Face to face contact day                WGB_405 (08:30-16:00); WGB_402 (16:00-17:00)

    Friday 9th October 2020                  Face to face contact day                BHSC_105 (08:30-17:00)

    Monday 19th October 2020              Live Online

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Semester 1 ; 5/10/2020


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

  • Integrate the aetiology and clinical presentation of peripheral and central neurological conditions affecting older adults
  • Critically evaluate common interventions used in the rehabilitation of people with neurological conditions
  • Justify decision making within the process of patient assessment and management
  • Defend the multidisciplinary management of neurological conditions.
  • Critically analyse the psychosocial issues relevant to the assessment and management of neurological conditions.

Content:  Theoretical and practical aspects of key topics required to practice as a leader in neurological rehabilitation. Physiology, anatomy and pathophysiology of central and peripheral nervous system disorders which affect older adults. Presentations of upper and lower motor neuron disorders. Presentations of peripheral neuropathies. Current best practice in multidisciplinary management of nervous system disorders.


Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3000 Word Essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. 

Class Dates 2020-21: Venue  
Thursday 8th October 2020

Face to Face Contact Day

Western Gateway Bld Room 405 (8:30 - 16:00)

Western Gateway Bld Room 402 (16:00 - 17:00)

Friday 9th October 2020

Face to Face Contact Day

Brookfield Health Sciences Complex Room G05 (08:30 - 17:00)

Monday 19th October 2020 Live Online



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

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €885. There is also a €35 application fee. 

How Do I Apply

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below:

Application Form:

CPD Module Application Form 2020/21

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link below.
  2. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  3. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal.
  4. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

Applications for this module is now open.


CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie


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