Dementia Pathways. For Health & Social Care Professionals

Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia (UCC)

Who is the programme suitable for?

Candidates must have the following:

  • A Primary Degree in a relevant health care discipline* or an equivalent academic qualification and professional experience to be approved by Programme Team;
  • Ideally, candidates should have at least one year's practical experience in their area of qualification post-registration;
  • In some exceptional circumstances candidates, by virtue of their training and experience may, at the discretion of the Programme Team, be deemed suitable for entry to the programme. Such candidates may be requested to undergo an interview.

*A relevant health care discipline includes but is not limited to medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, speech and hearing science, audiology, physiotherapy, psychology, and social studies.

Brief Description

The interdisciplinary Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia provides healthcare professionals with the skills to expertly care for a person living with dementia from diagnosis to end-of-life.


Part-time programme running over one or two academic years (9-20 months) from the date of first registration for the programme.

Mode of Delivery

Most classes are held in two-day blocks (weekdays)

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