UCC CPD courses

Contemporary Issues and Quality Improvement in Gerontological Nursing NU6307


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

  • Critically explore the challenges of an aging society and the challenges faced in gerontological nursing practice.
  • Critically examine the concept of person centred practice as it relates to older people.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal theories, policies and practices relating to promoting health and wellbeing of older people.
  • Develop a critical awareness of the broader concepts and influences that impact on older person care such as dementia, elder abuse, medication management, transition into care.
  • Critically discuss perspectives in end of life care and its management.
  • Demonstrate critical knowledge of the central themes of advanced practice, leadership, quality improvement, research and evidence based practice development in Gerontological Nursing.

Module Objective: To facilitate students in developing a critical awareness and knowledge of contemporary issues and quality improvement in geronontological nursing.

Module Content: Current trends and issues in ageing, complexities and challenges of nursing older people, person centred approaches to care, promotion of positive ageing, evolution of gerontological nursing, development of specialist gerontological nurse practitioners, practice development, quality initiatives in gerontological nursing.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Duration: 200hr(s) Other (Online Learning: Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Online Presentation 120 marks; On-line activities- 80 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.


Fully On-line


Applicants must be qualified healthcare professionals registered with the regulatory body in their country of residence. Applicants must have a primary degree, NFQ Level 8 or equivalent.

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

€900 plus €35 application fee.

How Do I Apply

Not running 2022/2023

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