Nursing - Gerontological Nursing - Online

University College Cork


Course Name Nursing - Gerontological Nursing - Online
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKW06
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Online
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters PG Dip/MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: Late August 2020
Application Date Closing Date: 10 June 2020

Non-EU Closing Date: Not currently open to Non EU applicants
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Duration Year 1 Full-time (PG Diploma); Year 2 Part-time (Masters)

This programme will be taught online. All Students will be initially registered for the postgraduate diploma in nursing full time. If a student wishes to progress to the masters they will be registered for the 2nd year part time.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+There are 11 clinical pathways to the degree of Masters in Nursing, all of which have an exit route available for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing. The pathways to degree of Masters including Postgraduate Diploma exit route are all avai...


Expand+Course Practicalities
For each 10 credit module there is an estimated 200 hours Student Workload. The breakdown of these hours is: 184 hours distance online and technology learning, and 16 hours of face-to-face contact in Brookfield Health Science C...

Course Content

Expand+The philosophy underpinning this course values the concept of positive ageing and the unique individual characteristics of the older person. The course seeks to validate this through the development of expert gerontological nursing to meet the comple...

Subjects Taught


Theory modules (blended learning):
- NU6005 Research Methods (10 credits)
- NU6053 Ethics for Specialist Practice (5 credits)
-NU6070 Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery (10 credits)...

Assessment Method A range of assessments are used throughout the programme including written assignments, online activities (E.activities) and a Competency book is completed for the practice modules.
Careers or Further Progression Skills and Careers Information
This course will give registered general nurses, registered intellectual disability nurses and registered psychiatric nurses knowledge and skills to work as a member of the older-adult team in a variety of gerontological settings to meet the complex needs of older people.
Further Enquiries Patricia Fehin
T: 021 4901625

Sheila Hedderman
T: +353(0) 21 490 1560
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