UCC CPD courses

Advance Care Planning


Fact File

  • Title

    Advance Care Planning

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    As below.

  • Teaching Mode

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

  • Fees

    €400 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    18th of October 2019.

  • Venue

    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC.  Exact rooms to be confirmed.

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    See Additional Teaching Mode Information for dates


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

  • Critically discuss the rationale for Advance Care Planning,
  • Delineate the steps involved in undertaking Advance Care Planning and completing an Advance Care Directive,
  • Critically evaluate the ethical and legal issues that arise in relation to Advance Care Planning,
  • Understand the process of systematically implementing Advance Care Planning models in Long Term Care settings.

Module Objective: Development of knowledge, understanding and skills in Advance Care Planning and Advance Directives.

Module Content: Background to Advance Care Planning, ethical and legal issues, implementing an Advance Care Planning Programme.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching Method(s): Other (8hrs Lectures/Workshop; 92hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Lecturer(s): Dr. Nicola Cornally & Dr. Joan McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Orientation Date: Friday 30th August 2019 09.00-18.00

Class Dates for 2019/20: To be confirmed



Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word written assignment - 90 marks; E activities - 10 marks).


Open to registered health care professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines.

Applicants who are practising health care professionals must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (active registration), the Irish Medical Council, the Health & Social Care Professions Council (or equivalent regulatory body for pharmacists, occupational therapist, podiatrists, speech and language therapists etc.)) Applicants from allied disciplines must provide evidence of professional certification. 

Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing or Midwifery, as set out here

Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.

Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.

*** Applicants for MH6016 must satisfy the following:

Normally hold a Honours primary degree (minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade I):

  • in a relevant subject (e.g. nursing, medicine, pharmacy, clinical therapies, philosophy, law, theology, social sciences)
  • in any discipline and either possess a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field or show evidence of at least two years' work experience in a relevant field.

**** Applicants for MH6016
Applicants must be practising professionals (Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Education or other allied disciplines) with registration with the relevant professional regulatory body. 

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 view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Fees and Costs

he fee for this module is €400.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 App Form School of Nursing and Midwifery

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 for 2019/20.