Contemporary Approaches to Dementia, Stroke, and Mental Health in Later Life NU6117
February 2024 - April 2024
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
€900 See Fees and Costs for full details.
Please see full entry requirements below. See Requirements for full details.
30th October 2022
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.
Module Objective: To critically evaluate contemporary approaches to dementia care across the continuum of care.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Critically discuss the impact of dementia on the individual, the family, on caregivers, and on society.
- Critically evaluate a range of contemporary non-pharmacological approaches to care across the continuum of care.
- Critically evaluate current approaches to pharmacological management of dementia.
- Critically explore a range of approaches to the assessment of the individual's cognition, function, behaviour, and stage of dementia.
- Critically analyse the impact of environmental design features on the person with dementia in a variety of care settings.
- Identify appropriate therapeutic communication strategies for people with dementia in a variety of care settings.
- In the context of international trends in dementia care, critically evaluate current Irish policy in regard to dementia.
- Critically explore a range of approaches to the understanding, assessment and management of behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia.
- Identify a range of evidence-based interventions to support informal dementia caregivers.
- Overview of cognitive, neurological and mental health challenges in later life.
· Cognitive health: assessment and management to optimise cognition
· Neurodegenerative conditions; Exploring Stroke, Parkinson's, Delirium, Dementia
· Mental health challenges: life transitions, loneliness, depression, and other related issues in later life.
· Assessment and reassessment of health care across the continuum of care in later life.
· Determine multifaceted approaches to living well for older people and their support network.
· Co-ordination of MDT care and interagency health services and voluntary agencies.
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Identify neurodegenerative and mental health challenges in later life.
- Critically discuss a range of approaches to assessment and management of cognitive health.
- Demonstrate an understanding of key neurodegenerative conditions applicable to your area of practice.
- Describe mental health challenges for older people applicable to your area of practice.
- Critically apply relevant evidence based approaches to assessment and evaluation of health and decision making care across the continuum of care in later life.
- Determine multifaceted approaches to living well for older people and their support network (both informal and formal supports-family, friends and caregivers).
- Discuss the coordination of MDT care and interagency health services and voluntary agencies to facilitate living well for older people.
Additional Teaching Mode Information
Teaching Method(s): 16hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning.
Blended - on line with two workshops dates on Campus.
Dates for 2023/2024: Runs from 19th February 2024 to 1st April 2024
Orientation – asynchronous orientation prior to commencing the module.
19th February 2024 09.00-16:30
22nd February 2024 09.00-16:30
27th February 2024 09:00-16:30
14th March 2024 09:00-16:30
Week Beginning 25th March 2024
Study & Assignment Submission
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1,500 word assignment - 80 marks; E activities - 20 marks; seminar presentation - 100 marks.The seminar presentation will include digital recording.).
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, where appropriate.
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.
These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students are achieved.
Fees and Costs
The fee for this module is €900. There is also a €35 application fee.
How Do I Apply
This module is due to run in Spring 2024. Applications will open on 23rd August 2023. If you are interested in applying for one of these modules, please register your details here: https://forms.office.com/e/eUehdG0Djk
UCC will send you a reminder e-mail on the application opening date.
- 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 €35.00 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.