Does the course entail placements outside of Cork City
Does the course entail placement outside of Cork City?
Yes. Students will be required to obtain approximately 450 hours of supervised and assessed work experience for this course. We have a dedicated practice education team who organise these placements. While we have a number of clinics which run in Cork city, each student will need to be placed outside the city at least once during the four years of study, and the student is currently expected to cover the cost of travel and accommodation while on clinical practice. Practice settings for UCC are normally within the areas of Kerry, Waterford, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Wexford, Carlow and Cork.
Of most significance are placements away from the university in the second semester of second and third year; and both semesters in the fourth year. This is approximately two days per week for 6 weeks in the second year, three days per week over 6 weeks in the third year and three days per week for 12 weeks in the fourth year. In first year, there is a single, five-day observation placement.