The MSc 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. It is available as a part-time or full time programme.The full-time programme runs over one calendar year (12 months) from the date of first registration for the programme. The part-time programme runs over two academic years (18 months).
Exit award: Postgraduate Certificate
Upon satisfactory completion of 30 credits in Older Person Rehabilitation, to include module CG6009, students may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation. A student who subsequently applies to continue to Master's level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Certificate Examination.
Exit Award: Postgraduate Diploma
Upon satisfactory completion of 60 credits, to include modules CG6009 and CG6010, students may opt not to complete the thesis and exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation. A student who subsequently applies to continue to Master's level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma Examination.
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2014 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2013/2014.
The part-time MSc in Older Person Rehabilitation runs over two academic years from the date of first registration for the programme. Students take taught modules to the value of 90 credits. Students take taught modules to the value of 60 creditsover two years incorporating approximately 300 hours of structured contact time (approximately 2 days per month during term). Most classes are held in one or two weekday blocks. A research dissertation (30 credits) is submitted in the Summer of Year 2.
Students take core modules to the value of 25credits as follows:
CG6009 Principles and Practice in Older Person Rehabilitation (10 credits, year 1)
CG6010 Clinical Practicum in Older Person Rehabilitation (5 credits, year 1 and 2)
EH6038 Applied Research for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (10 credits, year 1)
Students take elective* modules to the value of 35 credits from the following over two years (a maximum of 10 credits can be taken in Year 1):
CG6002 Stroke Rehabilitation (10 credits, year 1)
CG6003 Cognition, Communication, Capacity and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
CG6005 Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation (5 credits)
CG6006Falls, Mobility and Movement Disorders (10 credits)
CG6007 Independent Study (5 credits)**
CG6011 In-depth Independent Study (15 credits)**
CG6012 Neuromuscular Discorder (10 credits)
**Note: Students cannot take CG6007 and CG6011 together.
CG6008 Research Dissertation (30 credits, year 2)
Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules 2013/2014.
*Alternatively students may take up to a maximum of 15 module credits, relevant to the rehabilitation of older people (unidisciplinary or interdisciplinary), from designated courses in UCC, subject to timetabling restraints, in lieu of 15 module credits above. Physiotherapy students may choose to take 15 module credits from prescribed courses in UL or RCSI (list of external modules approved by the College of Medicine and Health is available from the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation). The module(s) are equivalent in level and credit rating to this MSc programme. Students pay the other University directly and obtain a transcript of their academic study marks from that University. This transcript will be included in the student's overall profile.
The MSc in Older Person Rehabilitation is also available as a one-year full-time course, running over one calendar year from the date of first registration for the programme. Students take taught modules to the value of 60 credits (approximately 4 days per month during term) and the research dissertation (30 credits) is submitted at the end of the calendar year.
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Course Code: CKX14 Full-time; CKX18 Part-time
Course Title: Older Person Rehabilitation
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 7,965 full-time; EUR 3,982 per year part-time.
2017 Entry Requirements: See Detailed Entry Requirements
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11th September 2017
Please see the book of modules 2013/2014 for further 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 a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme. This form is available to view from CKX14 Supplementary Questions (84kB)
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, immediately after an application is made.