Dementia Pathways. For Primary Care in ireland

UCC GP postgraduate CPD dementia module

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Course now full for 2018.  Please contact UCC Department of General Practice if you would like to register an interest in taking the dementia course in September 2019.


The Dept of General Practice in UCC has launched a new 12 week blended learning CPD accredited postgraduate dementia module for GPs. 

This module consists of eight distance learning units involving structured group discussion of case studies run over 12 weeks and supported by two workshop days onsite at UCC in October/November. 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: Continuous Assessment.  Participation in online discussion boards (50%), written assignments and final essay (50%)

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

Closing Date for Applications: End of July
Induction: September (short evening meeting at UCC).
Online Distance Learning: Starts mid September.
Workshops:  9am-5pm on two Saturdays at UCC, usually one in October, one in November.

Cost: €850 - €900

Part funding may be available from the PREPARED project for successful GP applicants.

This module will run annually depending on interest - please contact the team to be placed on the waiting list.

For more information on this CPD module click here