UCC CPD courses

Dementia in Primary Care CPD


Fact File

  • Title

    Dementia in Primary Care CPD

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    To Be Confirmed

  • Teaching Mode

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

  • Fees

    €850 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    The Department of General Practice Continuing Professional Development modules are open to registered health care professionals. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Now closed for applications. 2018-19 dates will be confirmed early 2018.

  • Venue

    Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.  Exact rooms to be confirmed.

  • Credits



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

  • Identify and describe the main subtypes of dementia and their symptoms
  • Describe and implement appropriate primary care based cognitive assessment and diagnostic tools and investigations
  • Identify appropriate specialist and community resources to support the person with dementia and their carer
  • Understand the roles of the whole primary care team and in the ongoing management of dementia
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of the symptoms of dementia
  • Understand the medico-legal issues that arise when managing a person with dementia.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching Method(s): 14 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 4hr(s) Directed Study (up to a max of 12 x 6 hrs).


Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (E-tivities and online participation, 90 marks; Assignment - 2,500-3,500 words, 110 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

For further information please see the Book of Modules.


The Department of General Practice Continuing Professional Development modules are open to registered health care professionals in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Allied Health care disciplines or applicants who hold a relevant primary degree.

Applicants must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (for example, the Irish Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (active registration) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland). Applicants not registered with one of the above professional bodies must provide evidence of a level 8 qualification in a relevant health care discipline.

Candidates whose first language is not English must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with scores in no individual sections less than 6.0.

All applicants are required to complete an application form and provide evidence of either current professional registration or primary degree. 

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €850. There is also a €35 application fee.

How Do I Apply

CPD Application Form 2017-18 (163kB)

Please forward the completed application form, the €35 application fee and any relevant documentation to the:  CPD Coordinator, Graduate Studies Office, 2nd Floor, West Wing, University College Cork, Cork.



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