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Graduate Diploma (Care of Older People )

Course Description

The Graduate Diploma (Care of Older People) is a taught graduate programme aimed at health professionals and other health and social care practitioners, as well as researchers working with or for older people. With emphasis on practice and empirical research, the programme provides advanced education for those in health and related disciplines with an interest in older people, ageing and health, ageing policy, health systems for older people, social and community services, practice development, and advanced assessment, including outcomes evaluation.
Adults aged over 60 years currently constitute approximately 11% of the Irish population and this trend is set to continue.

Entry Requirements

Must have a primary degree ( or equivalent in a relevant discipline) Clinicians must be registered with a recognized professional body Clinicians must have exposure to an environment that is relevant to older people for the duration of the course Non-Clinicians need to demonstrate the application of their discipline to practice of care with or for older people Evidence of recent study is desirable

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