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Ageing Health & Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability (P. Grad. Cert.) (On-line)

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Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability (P. Grad. Cert.) (On-line)

This interdisciplinary course will develop and strengthen the skills, competencies and knowledge of students, thus enabling them to promote and develop excellence in the delivery of care for people with an intellectual disability. Students will explore the physical health, policy and complex care needs of people with intellectual disabilities. The course will prepare them as leaders in quality and person-centred care for people with intellectual disabilities as they age.

The Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability, based at Trinity College Dublin, hosts IDS-TILDA, the world leading longitudinal research initiative focused on ageing and intellectual disability, the most complete multidisciplinary body of research in this field, directly informing policy and practice to enhance the lives of older people with intellectual disability. This new Interdisciplinary P.Grad.Cert will be underpinned by research emanating from the IDS-TILDA study.
This online course is composed of three modules:
1.    Health and Well-Being for Older Adults with Intellectual Disability in Contemporary Society
2.    Principles and Perspectives of Service Delivery for Older Adults with Intellectual Disability
3.    Complex Care Realities for the Older Person with an Intellectual Disability

Structure and delivery
All orientation and course content is delivered online; students are not required to attend onsite. The course will include 10 live webinars supported by discussion board topics and students’ contributions.

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Dr. Eilish Burke,
Ussher Assistant Professor in Ageing and Intellectual Disability, TCD.
Associate Director of the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability


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Next Intake

September 2018

Next Intake

September 2018