The Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation is designed to provide students, from a range of different professional backgrounds, with interdisciplinary learning in the theory and practice of Older Person Rehabilitation.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation is a part-time programme taken over one or two academic years, designed to provide students from a range of different professional backgrounds with interdisciplinary learning in the theory and practice of Older Person Rehabilitation. Students take taught modules to the value of 30 credits incorporating approximately 300 hours of structured contact time (approximately 1 day per month during term if taken over two years; or two days per month during term if taken over one year). Most classes are held on in one or two weekday blocks.
Over a one or two-year period, students take 10 credits as follows (core module):
CG6009 Principles and Practice in Older Person Rehabilitation (10 credits)
And students take 20 credits from the following modules:
CG6002 Stroke Rehabilitation (10 credits)
CG6003 Cognition, Communication, Capacity and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
CG6005 Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation(5 credits)
CG6006 Falls, mobility and movement disorders (10 credits)
CG6007 Independent Study (5 credits)
CG6010 Clinical Practicum in Older person Rehabilitation (5 credits)
EH6038 Applied Research for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
CG6012 Neuromuscular Disorders (10 credits)
Module descriptions will be available in the book of modules 2013/14
Progression to Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation
Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation, a student may apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation, subject to approval of the College, with exemptions granted for the modules already taken. Note: Modules CG6002 and CG6010 need to be completed, if not already taken as part of the Postgraduate Certificate, to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma. A student who applies to continue to Postgraduate Diploma level must do so within 5 years from the date of first registration for the CPD modules or the Postgraduate Certificate.
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Fitness to Practise
Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here
Course Code: CKU06 Part-time
Course Title: Older Person Rehabilitation
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 1 or 2 years Part-time
Teaching Mode: Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 1 or 2 years.
Qualifications: PG Cert
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU FEE EUR 2655 (per academic year)
2016 Entry Requirements: A Primary Degree or an equivalent qualification and experience in a relevant health care discipline to be approved by the College of Medicine and Health. Active registration or eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional healthcare registration body in Ireland. Relevant practical experience. See Detailed Entry Requirements
Closing Date: This programme is now closed for 2016/17.
Next Intake: 12th September 2016
Please see the book of modules 2014/2015 for details on assessment of modules.
Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
Please note that you will be asked to fill in supplementary information as part of the applications process for this programme. This form is available to view from here CKU06 Supplementary Questions (79kB)
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.