Medicine & Health - Understanding Cognitive Disorders & Dementia

University College Cork


Course Name Medicine & Health - Understanding Cognitive Disorders & Dementia
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CG6015
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Semester I : Provisional date 22/09/2022
Application Date CLOSING DATE 30th June 2022

How Do I Apply
Applications are now open.

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An application fee of €35 is payable for this module via the UCC Apply portal.
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Duration Additional Teaching Mode Information
Teaching Method(s): 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.
Course Fee The fee for this module is €995. There is also a €35 application fee.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Candidates must have:

-A Primary Degree in a relevant health care discipline* or an equivalent academic qualification and professional experience to be approved by the programme team;

-Ideally candidates should have at least one year's practica...

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 curre...

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 im...

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 CPD Co-ordinator,
CPD Centre,
An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,
Q+1 floor, The Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.
OR via email at

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

For CPD Queries: Lorraine Crossan, Programmes Manager, Clinical Gerontology & Rehabilitation.
021 4627347
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