Older Person Rehabilitation

Course Outline

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 (20 months).  The Programme includes a period of clinical placement.

Exit award: Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation

Upon satisfactory completion of 30 credits in Older Person Rehabilitation, to include module CG6009, a student 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 Masters level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Certificate Examination. Such an application is subject to the approval of the Programme Team, and if successful, exemptions will be granted for modules taken within the previous five years.

Exit Award: Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation

Upon satisfactory completion of 60 credits, to include modules CG6009 and CG6010, a student may opt not to proceed with / complete the dissertation module (CG6008) and may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation. A student who subsequently applies to continue to Masters level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma Examination. Such an application is subject to the approval of the Programme Team, and if successful, exemptions will be granted for modules taken within the previous five years.

Examinations

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.

FULL-TIME

The full-time MSc (Older Person Rehabilitation) runs over one calendar year (12 months) from the date of first registration for the programme. Students take taught modules to the value of 60 credits incorporating approximately 300 hours of structured contact time provided face-to-face, via webinars or online (3-8 in-class days per month during term). Most classes are held in two-day blocks (weekdays). Students also undertake a research dissertation (30 credits) which is submitted at the end of the calendar year.

Taught modules

Students take core modules to the value of 25 credits as follows:

  • CG6009 Principles in Older Person Rehabilitation (10 credits)
  • CG6010 Clinical Practicum in Older Person Rehabilitation (5 credits)
    And either
  • EH6038 Applied Research for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
    OR
  • MH6014 Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 credits)

Students take elective* modules to the value of 35 credits from the following (a maximum of 10 credits can be taken in Year 1):

  • CG6002 Stroke 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 Discorder (10 credits)
  • CG6015 Understanding Cognitive Disorders and Dementia (10 credits)
  • CG6016 Advanced Issues in Dementia Care (10 credits)

* Alternatively students may take up to a maximum of 15 credits, relevant to the rehabilitation of older people (unidisciplinary or interdisciplinary), from designated courses in UCC, subject to timetabling restraints, in lieu of 15 credits above.

** Students can take CG6007 or CG6011 but not both.

Research Module

  • CG6008 Research Dissertation (30 credits)

PART-TIME

The part-time MSc (Older Person Rehabilitation) runs over two academic years (20 months) 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 provided face-to-face, via webinars or online (3-7 contact days per semester). Most classes are held in two-day blocks (weekdays). A maximum of 40 taught credits can be taken in a single year. Students also undertake a research dissertation (30 credits) which is submitted in the early Summer of Year 2.

Taught modules

Students take core modules to the value of 25 credits as follows:

  • CG6009 Principles in Older Person Rehabilitation (10 credits)
  • CG6010 Clinical Practicum in Older Person Rehabilitation (5 credits)
    And either
  • EH6038 Applied Research for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
    OR
  • MH6014 Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 credits)

Students take elective* modules to the value of 35 credits over years 1 and 2 (maximum 40 total taught credits per year) from the following:

  • CG6002 Stroke 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)
  • CG6015 Understanding Cognitive Disorders and Dementia (10 credits)
  • CG6016 Advanced Issues in Dementia Care (10 credits)

*Alternatively students may take up to a maximum of 15 credits, relevant to the rehabilitation of older people (unidisciplinary or interdisciplinary), from designated courses in UCC, subject to timetabling restraints, in lieu of 15 credits above.

** Students can take CG6007 or CG6011 but not both.

Research

  • CG6008 Dissertation in Older Person Rehabilitation (30 credits, year 2)

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Skills and Careers Information

In today’s competitive workforce, higher professional qualifications are an essential part of continuous professional development and career advancement.  The MSc is particularly suitable for those who want to assume a management and leadership position in the care of older people.

On completion of this course you will:

  • Have gained the critical skills to evaluate rehabilitation models and settings, and the evidence base for current practices in older person rehabilitation.
  • Gain knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of key topics required to practice in stroke rehabilitation.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills required to design, undertake and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research in older person rehabilitation.
  • Have the skills to act as a leader and innovator in older person rehabilitation.

Requirements

Candidates must have the following:

  • An Honours Primary Degree  (NFQ, Level 8) in a relevant health care discipline* or an equivalent qualification and professional experience to be approved by the Programme Team.
  • Ideally, candidates should have practical experience in their area of qualifications of at least one year post-registration;
  • In some exceptional circumstances, candidates, by virtue of their training and experience may, at the discretion of the Programme Team, be deemed suitable for entry to the programme under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Such candidates may be requested to undergo an interview.

* A relevant health care discipline includes but is not limited to medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, speech and hearing science, audiology, physiotherapy, psychology, and social studies.

Fees and Costs

The EU fee for this course is Full-time fee is €9,030; €4,580 (Year 1 Part-time); and €4,450 Year 2 Part-time)..

The Non-EU fee for this course is €19,830 Full-time.

 

 

Course Website  
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