Dementia Pathways. For Health & Social Care Professionals

MSc in Dementia (UCC)

Who is the programme suitable for?

  • Doctors

  • Nurses

  • HSCP's

  • Psychologists

Brief Description

This course provides healthcare professionals with the skills to care for a person living with dementia from diagnosis to end-of-life.

The course content includes:

  • Dementia presentations

  • Assessments

  • Sub-types and differentials; restorative and adaptive cognitive and non-cognitive interventions

  • A strong focus on communication

  • Ethical approaches and care planning

  • Translation of evidence to clinical practice

  • Reflection on legislative

  • Policy and societal influences on dementia care across health and social care settings.


Full-time over 12 months or part-time over two years.

Mode of Delivery

  • Blended learning programme

  • Online or via evening webinars

  • Face-to-face lectures

  • Tutorials

  • Workshops

  • Case-based learning.

Workshops focus on peer-learning and skills practice (e.g communication skills, capacity assessment, critical appraisal).

Students take taught modules to the value of 60 credits incorporating approximately 300 total hours of structured contact time, provided face-to-face, via webinars or online.

Most classes are held in two-day blocks during weekdays.

In addition to structured contact time, students perform approximately 900 hours of self-directed learning, submitting module assignments and reports.

Where is it available?

Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, UCC


 Click here for course fee details 

Contact information

Lorraine Crossan, Programme Manager

Tel 021-4627347