UCC CPD courses

Advanced Issues in Dementia Care

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  • Title

    Advanced Issues in Dementia Care

  • Code

    CG6016

  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    €995. Also an application fee of €35. See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Please see full entry requirements below. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    24th of January 2020

  • Venue

    UCC.  Exact rooms to be confirmed on registration.

  • Credits

    10

  • Start Date

    5th March 2020.

Outline

The objective of this module is to gain an advanced understanding of key issues in the care of a person with dementia across the disease journey.

Module Content: 

  • Capacity Assessment, including triggers and domains;
  • Assisted Decision Making (informal and formal);
  • Advanced Care planning;
  • Cultural Considerations in Dementia Care;
  • Enhancing Communication in Dementia Care;
  • Palliative and End of Life Care in Dementia;
  • Ethical Issues in Dementia Across the Disease Journey;
  • Transitions of Care - acute hospital and residential care;
  • Carer Support, including psycho-educational interventions;
  • Respite Concepts and Models;
  • Environmental Design and Community Activation;
  • Knowledge Transfer and Exchange.

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

  • Delineate the temporal progression and staging of dementia as it relates to prognostication and care planning.
  • Critically discuss the process of measuring decision-specific capacity in healthcare.
  • Reflect upon common ethical challenges in dementia care.
  • Explain the context and legislation around assisted decision making in Ireland.
  • Communicate effectively with people with dementia and their families to facilitate decision-making and care planning.
  • Critically appraise single and complex interventions to support the carer of a person with dementia.
  • Evaluate various models of respite and support for a person with dementia.
  • Present complex information relating to dementia in a simple, clear and concise way, suitable for a professional or lay audience.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching Method(s): 40 x 1hr(s) Lectures (Includes Group Discussions, Workshops and Directed Study, e-learning, and web seminars); 160 x 1hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Learning).

A ten-credit module equates to 200-250 hours of learning, including approximately 40-50 hours of structured contact time.

Provisional class dates 2019/20:  Venue :  
5th of March 2020 TBC
6th of March 2020 TBC
2nd of April 2020 TBC
3rd of April 2020 TBC

 

Practicalities

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 Word Essay 150 marks; oral presentation 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Progression:

CPD module credit towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia: 

In accordance with UCC's policy on Recognition of Prior Learning, a student who has successfully completed modules for Continuous Professional Development within the MSc in Dementia programme, and/or has completed relevant university postgraduate modules in a cognate area at similar NFQ level (subject to approval of the Programme Team), and who meets the entry requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia, can apply to register for the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia with exemptions granted for modules taken within the previous five years.  The modules available to be taken under these conditions are to a maximum of 20 credits in total, with a limited to 15 credits to be taken in any year.  Acceptance of a candidate onto the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia is subject to Garda Vetting. Click here to view UCC's Student Garda Vetting Policy.

CPD module credit towards the MSc in Dementia: 

In accordance with UCC's policy on Recognition of Prior Learning, a student who has successfully completed modules for Continuous Professional Development within the MSc in Dementia programme, and/or has completed relevant university postgraduate modules in a cognate area at similar NFQ level (subject to approval of the Programme Team), and who meets the entry requirements for the MSc in Dementia, can apply to register for the MSc in Dementia with exemptions granted for modules taken within the previous five years. The modules available to be taken under these conditions are to a maximum of 20 credits in total, with a limited to 15 credits to be taken in any year.  Acceptance of a candidate onto the MSc in Dementia is subject to Garda Vetting. Click here to view UCC's Student Garda Vetting Policy

Requirements

Candidates must have:

  1. A Primary Degree in a relevant health care discipline* or an equivalent academic qualification and professional experience to be approved by the programme team;
  2. Ideally candidates should have at least one year's practical experience in their area of qualification post-registration;
  3. 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 hearing science, audiology, physiotherapy, psychology, and social studies.

  • Students, or applicants in receipt of an offer, taking certain modules will be subject to Garda Vetting as relevant. Students will be prohibited from engaging in a relevant work placement unless the vetting process has been cleared. Click here to view UCC's Student Garda Vetting Policy.
  • If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please see comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Fees and Costs

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

How Do I Apply

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below and submit with the relevant documents to:

CPD Coordinator,

Graduate Studies Office, West Wing, Main Quad, University College Cork

OR via email at cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

 

Application Form:

CPD Application Form 2019-20

Forward this form along with the

  • Application fee,
  • A passport sized photograph and
  • Any other documentation requested on the form.

Applications for this module are now open.

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