UCC CPD courses

Balance: Assessment and Management in Adults CT6100 (Cyclical Module)


Fact File

  • Title

    Balance: Assessment and Management in Adults CT6100 (Cyclical Module)

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    48hr(s) Lectures (Seminars/Workshops/Case-based learning tutorials/E-learning); Other (Self-directed learning). Thurs/Fri/Sat 8/9/10 September 2022

  • Teaching Mode

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

  • Fees

    Non-EU Fee: €2,050 EU Fee: €900 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th June 2022

  • Venue

    Live Interactive Online Lectures

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    September 2022



Module Objective: To provide a detailed overview of the causes and effects of balance problems in the adult population and to provide an understanding of different management protocols.

Module Content: Anatomy, physiology and pathology related to equilibrium and the principles of management and rehabilitation for patients affected by balance problems in the adult population.

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

  • Describe and critically analyse theories of equilibrium.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the different systems involved in maintenance of balance including the vestibular system, the central nervous system and the peripheral musculo-skeletal system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different protocols used for assessment of balance with special reference to assessment of the vestibular system.
  • Integrate knowledge about the pathology affecting the peripheral and the central balance structure.
  • Integrate and analyse the evidence related to the different rehabilitation protocols involved in the management of chronic balance disorders.



Additional Teaching Mode Information

48hr(s) Lectures (Seminars/Workshops/Case-based learning tutorials/E-learning); 

152 hours: Other (Self-directed  learning).

Cyclical module which runs every two years.

Thurs/Fri/Sat 8/9/10 September 2022


Participants are required to attend live online sessions for a variety of activities including but not limited to: lectures/seminars/interactive discussions. (Participants may need to participate in some directed reading before the sessions). Please note that participant numbers will be strictly limited.


Entry Requirements: As per MSc Hearing, Balance and Communication : https://www.ucc.ie/en/ckx27/

  • Candidates will hold either an undergraduate honours degree (NFQ Level 8; minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 1) or a postgraduate degree, in any scientific or medical discipline, such as but not exclusively, Audiology, Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Speech and Language Therapy, Medicine, Nursing and Education.
  • In exceptional circumstances candidates without an honours degree may be recommended for entry to the programme after a review of their qualifications and experience by the programme lead. The admission of such candidates will be subject to the approval of the School of Clinical Therapies.
  • Applications will be reviewed on the basis of educational qualifications, relevant work experience and motivation.
  • A motivational statement is part of this application process. The motivational statement should be no longer than 800 words and demonstrate motivation, relevant previous experience, commitment and suitability in applying for this course.
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview and each applicant will be scored by an interview panel on the basis of educational qualifications, relevant work experience and motivation.

Recognition of Prior Learning
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 Hearing Balance and Communication 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 Hearing Balance and Communication, can apply to register for the MSc in Hearing Balance and Communication with exemptions granted for modules taken within the previous five years to a maximum of 20 credits. This will require a PAC application by the student for the MSc.

Fees and Costs

• Non-EU Fee :€2,050.00 10 credit module. • EU Fee:  €900.00 10 credit module.

Application fee of €35.00 payable on-line.

How Do I 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.