Course Description

Dementia (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.)



This M.Sc. in Dementia has been developed, in partnership with National key stakeholders, to meet the demands and challenges within the health care system and specifically within dementia care. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that aims to promote excellence in the area of dementia care practice. It is also designed to provide academically robust education for the students and the various modules offered develop and complement subjects undertaken at degree or ‘equivalent’ level.

The programme offers an M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. (exit only) with an optional practice component. Students must undertake six modules for the award of P.Grad.Dip. and seven modules and a dissertation (around 20,000 words) for the award of M.Sc.

Students will normally undertake the practice component in their own clinical area.

The modules are:

Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare
Ethics and Law in Health Care, or
Clinical Practice Module
Ways of Understanding Dementia and Dementia Care
Critical issues in Assessment and Care Planning
Enhancing the experience of living with Dementia
Fundamentals of Palliative and End of Life Care
Dissertation
Students are required to attend the university for one week in September, approximately 15 days in year 1 and approximately 10 days in year 2. Full time students are required to attend for two days per week throughout the academic year.

CollegeTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryCounselling & Psychotherapy, Medicine & Healthcare
Course QualificationPostgraduate Diploma
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Course Start Date1st January 1970
Course Duration1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course FeePOA
Phone01 896 1000
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