Dementia Pathways. For Primary Care in ireland

UCC GP postgraduate CPD dementia module

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The Dept of General Practice in UCC has launched a new 12 week blended learning CPD accredited dementia module that will begin September 2017 for the first 20 GP students.  This 12 week module for GPs will be delivered online by distance learning and will also involve attendance at two study days in UCC.

This module consists of eight distance learning units run over 12 weeks and supported by two workshop days. The units will include:

Unit 1         Pathophysiology and Assessment of Dementia
Unit 2         Post Diagnostic Support
Unit 3         Assessing Capacity and Legal Issues in Dementia
Unit 4         Driving in Dementia
Unit 5         Risk Assessment & Caring for the Carer
Unit 6         Medications in Dementia
Unit 7         Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Unit 8         Advanced Dementia & Palliative Care

Each unit will be facilitated by a GP experienced in dementia care and/ or a Geriatrician or Old Age Psychiatrist. Participation in the online discussion forums is flexible and can be done in your own time.


Total Marks 200: Written Assignment (110 marks / 55%); Continuous Assessment, E-tivities (10 marks each per e-tivity x 3) and participation in online discussion (5 marks per week x 12 weeks), (90 marks / 45%)

CPD satisfaction

The 2 study days will be accredited by the ICGP for 12 external CPD credits and 4 GMS study leave sessions.  Time spent on online learning can be logged for internal and personal CPD credits with the ICGP.   

Important Dates for 2017

Closing Date for Applications: June 2017
Induction: 6th September, 2017.
Online Distance Learning: Starts 16th September, 2017.
Workshops:  9am-5pm on Both Saturdays.
Saturday, 21st October, 2017
Saturday, 18th November, 2017

Cost: €850

Part funding may be available this year

It is anticipated that this module will run again in September 2018 - please contact the team to be placed on the waiting list.

For more information on this CPD module click here

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