Understanding Cognitive Disorders & Dementia

University College Cork


Course Name Understanding Cognitive Disorders & Dementia
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CG6015
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time, Online
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 19th of September 2019
Application Date Closing Date: 9th of August 2019
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Duration 40 x 1hr(s) Lectures (Includes Group Discussions, Workshops and Directed Study, e-learning, and web seminars); 160 x 1hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Learning).

A ten-credit module equates to 200-250 hours of learning, including approximately 40-50 hours of structured contact time.

Provisional class dates 2019/20:
19th September 2019
20th September 2019
28th November 2019
29th November 2019
Course Fee The fee for this module is €995. There is also a €35 application fee
Entry Requirements

Candidates must have:
1. A Primary Degree in a relevant health care discipline* or an equivalent academic qualification and professional experience to be approved by the course committee;

2. Ideally candidates should have at least o...

Course Content

The objective of this module is to gain an understanding of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairment and dementia.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Critically discuss the current...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Module Content:
Risk factors and prevention of dementia;
Cognitive reserve, cognitive domains and commonly used cognitive assessment tools;
Language versus memory in assessment;
Subjective memory impairment and mild cognitive impa...

Assessment Method Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 Word Essay - 150 Marks; In-Class MCQ - 50 Marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Number of Credits 10
Careers or Further Progression


CPD module credit towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia:

In accordance with UCC's policy on Recognition of Prior Learning, a student who has successfully completed modules for Continuous Professional Development within ...

Further Enquiries Contact details
For CPD Content Queries: Dr. Suzanne Timmons
+353 (0)21 492 3165

For Application Queries:
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