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Ageing Health & Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability (M.Sc.)

1 year full-time

Course Description

Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability (P. Grad. Dip/MSc.)

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 M.Sc. will be underpinned by research emanating from the IDS-TILDA study. Candidates may apply to study on a full-time basis and take all modules in one year. 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. This course may include clinical and practice based learning and assessment and students may be required to attend additional sessions at associated service provider sites as well as at the student’s practice base during year one of the course.

This course is composed of the following modules:

Postgraduate Diploma in Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability
1.    Health and Well-Being for Older Adults with Intellectual Disability in Contemporary Society (online)
2.    Principles and Perspectives of Service Delivery for Older Adults with Intellectual Disability (online)
3.    Complex Care Realities for the Older Person with an Intellectual Disability (online)
4.    Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare
5.    Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance


And a choice between one of the following modules


6.    Advanced Knowledge Translation Practicum in Ageing and Intellectual Disability (Clinical Placement)
7.    Current Ageing Issues in Intellectual Disability Research (IDS-TILDA Placement)

Masters in Science in Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability
Candidates may apply to study on a full-time basis and take all modules in one year. Should the candidate choose the clinical practice module however, the M. Sc. course must be taken over two years part-time.

Year One:
1.    Health and Well-Being for Older Adults with Intellectual Disability in Contemporary Society (online)
2.    Principles and Perspectives of Service Delivery for Older Adults with Intellectual Disability (online)
3.    Complex Care Realities for the Older Person with an Intellectual Disability (online)
4.    Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare
5.    Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance


And a choice between one of the following modules


6.    Advanced Knowledge Translation Practicum in Ageing and Intellectual Disability (Clinical Placement)
7.    Current Ageing Issues in Intellectual Disability Research (IDS-TILDA Placement)


Year Two:
Research Dissertation (30 ECTS)

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.

For the other modules, a blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments. This course may include clinical and practice based learning and assessment and students may be required to attend additional sessions at associated service provider sites as well as at the student’s practice base during year one of the course. There is some web-based learning involved.

The M.Sc. course takes place over two years on a part-time basis or one year on a full-time basis. The part-time course commences with a full week in September and thereafter one day per week for the remainder of the academic year. The full-time course involves an additional day for some weeks of the academic year.

Course Details

Duration

1 year full-time

Course Coordinator

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

Next Intake

September 2020

Closing Date

30 June 2020

  • A 2.1 degree in the applicant’s field of practice or satisfy the selection committee that they have the academic ability to successfully complete the programme
  • Current registration with the relevant professions’ regulatory body, where applicable.
  • SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOR NON-EU STUDENTS. When asked to submit ABA PIN please insert ‘0000’ to bypass this question. *This instruction also applies to all applicants who are not currently qualified as a Nurse or Midwife in Ireland.
  • Applicants from across a broad spectrum of professional backgrounds will be considered and are invited to apply
  • Applicants without a primary degree, in exceptional circumstances when they satisfy the Admissions Sub-committee may be recommended.

All applicants to the School of Nursing and Midwifery whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
•    IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6 in each category
•    TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
•    University of Cambridge:
                                        Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
                                        Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
•    Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
•    An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-sessional Pathway Programme

Please note that test scores are only valid for two years.

Course Fees

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Get In Touch

Telephone Number

+353-1-8961749

eburke7@tcd.ie

Website

http://nursing-midwifery.tcd.ie/postgraduate/online/id-ageing/