Assessment & Management of Frailty in Ageing Adults - MC Module

Level 9/ECTS Value 5 ECTS
1 Year Modules
50 Places

Overview

Who is this Micro-credential for?  
Health or social care professionals working with older adults in any setting would benefit from this micro-credential. Relevant professionals include doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and all allied health and social care professionals. Service managers will also be considered.

Why should I take this Micro-credential?  
Frailty is a state of diminished physiological reserve and increased vulnerability to stressors in ageing adults. Many newly created services for older people routinely measure frailty. However, different frailty identification tools may be suited to different settings and purposes. This micro-credential will review the concept of frailty and the multiple methods available to identify it, emphasising understanding the different geriatric dimensions they address and the advantages and disadvantages of every method in different settings. The micro-credential will also provide education on Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and the management of common geriatric syndromes to help achieve a more gerontologically and frailty-attuned healthcare workforce.

When can I start this Micro-credential?  
September 2024

What do I need to be accepted onto this Micro-credential?

Entry requirements & Prerequisite documents  
Applicants should be currently working with older adults in any setting or managing a service. 
Applicants need to have a fluent command of the English language.

What will I learn? (include ECTS Weighting)
At the end of the micro-credential, you will be able to:
-    Describe the concept of frailty in ageing adults.
-    Recognise the biological underpinnings of frailty in ageing adults.
-    Differentiate the various methods for identifying frailty in ageing adults.
-    Identify the relevance and importance of assessing frailty in healthcare settings.
-    Outline the principles of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in the management of frailty and geriatric syndromes.
-    Describe the application of CGA for the management of frailty in speciality scenarios (e.g. surgery, oncology).
-    Describe the application of CGA for the management of frailty in special patient groups (e.g. HIV, intellectual disabilities).
What will I do? 
-    10 (2‐hour) online lectures on Tuesdays 3-5 pm (term time) Irish Standard Time
-    75 hours of independent study
How will this Micro-credential be delivered? 
-    Fully online via Zoom and Blackboard (Trinity’s Virtual Learning Environment)
How is this Micro-credential assessed? 
-    Attendance to at least eight lectures
-    Coursework marked by name: 3,000‐word reflective assignment on how the identification, assessment and management of frailty add value to a practice scenario.

Course Details

Awards

Level 9/ECTS Value 5 ECTS

Number of Places

50 Places

Next Intake

September 2024

Course Coordinator

Ms Siobhan Hedigan

Course Director

Prof. Roman Romero-Ortuno

Closing Date

31st July 2024

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Admission Requirements

• The course targets health or social care professionals working with older adults in any settings. Suitable professionals include doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and allied health and social care professionals. Service managers will also be considered
• All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English should also display a high level of competence in the English language in one of the examination systems recognised by Trinity College Dublin.
• Up to date CV required.

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees

Get in Touch

General Enquiries: micro-credentials@tcd.ie

MC Coordinator: romeroor@tcd.ie 

MC Administrator: hedigans@tcd.ie 

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