The Postgraduate Diploma 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.
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 Postgraduate Diploma level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Certificate Examination.
Progression to MSc:
Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation, a student may transfer to the Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitationwith exemptions for modules already taken.
1) 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 transfer to the Postgraduate Diploma level must do so within 5 years from the date of first registration for the CPD modules or the Postgraduate Certificate .
2) A student who does not hold an Honours Primary Degree must obtain an Honours standard in the examinations for the Postgraduate Diploma in order to be eligible to apply/ transfer to the MSc programme.
The part-time Postgraduate Diploma 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 60 credits over two years incorporating approximately 300 hours of structured contact time (approximately 2 days per month during term). Most classes are held on in one or two weekday blocks.
Students take core modules to the value of 15 credits as follows in Year 1:
CG6009 Principles and Practice in Older Person Rehabilitation (10 credits)
CG6010 Clinical Practicum in Older Person Rehabilitation (5 credits)
Students take elective* modules to the value of 45 credits from the following over two years (maximum 25 credits to be taken in year 1).Students are encouraged to discuss their choices with the programme coordinator. Note: not all modules may be offered every year:
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)**
CG6011 In-depth Independent Study (15 credits)**
CG6012 Neuromuscular Disorders (10 credits)
EH6038 Applied Research for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
**Note: Students cannot take CG6007 and CG6011 together.
Module descriptions are will be available in the book of modules 2014/15
*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. 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation is also available as a one-year full-time course. Students take taught modules from the above list (or external modules) to the value of 60 credits (approximately 4 days per month during term) over one calendar year.
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: CKX16 Full-time; CKX17 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.
Qualifications: PG Dip
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee EUR 5,310 full-time. The part-time course fee is EUR 2,655 (per academic year)
2016 Entry Requirements: 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. See Detailed Entry Requirements.
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 12th September 2016
Please see the book of modules 2016/2017 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 here CKX16Supplementary Questions (77kB)?????
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.