Nursing - Gerontological Nursing - Online

University College Cork


Course Name Nursing - Gerontological Nursing - Online
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKU04
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Certificate National University of Ireland None
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Attendance Options Part time, Online
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters PG Cert
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 6 months part time online
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Entry Requirements

Expand+The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing is a part-time programme running for 6 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Applicants choose their pathway at the application stage and all of the pathways are viewable in the College ...


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 postgraduate 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 me...

Subjects Taught


The course comprises of four modules:
Theory modules (blended learning):
- NU6005 Research Methods (10 credits) (Shared module across all pathways)
- NU6053 Ethics for Specialist Practice (5 credits) (Shared mo...

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 This course will give registered general nurses, registered intellectual disability nurses and registered psychiatric nurses the knowledge and skills to work as members of the older-adult care 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 4901560
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