UCC CPD courses

Dementia in Primary Care


Fact File

  • Title

    Dementia in Primary Care

  • 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

    Please See Entry Requirements Below. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Applications for this module will open in early April 2019.

  • Venue

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

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Dates to be confirmed.


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.

This modules consists of online distance learning units over 12 weeks supported by two workshop days at UCC.

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 (Online discussion board participation 100 marks, E-activities/short witten submissions 20 marks. Essay 2500-3500 words 80 marks.).

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

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 will open in early April 2019.

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