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Postgraduate Course Opportunities in Ageing and Intellectual Disability


The past number of decades have seen a significant increase in life expectancy for people with an intellectual disability. A success but also a challenge if increased years are to be filled with life-affirming experiences.

To maintain and promote excellence in the care of individuals with intellectual disability as they age this unique research lead course it is designed as an interdisciplinary programme that offers students a blended approach to learning and building their knowledge which in turn will enrich the lives of those with intellectual disabilities as they grow older. The course will equip students with knowledge and skills to critique and produce cutting edge research and promote skills translational to practice enhancing care delivery and support.

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. IDS-TILDA underpins this interdisciplinary programme. The programme, based in one of the top academic institutes in the world, will blend the flexibility of online modules with short, intense, face-to-face learning experiences. Students will learn alongside world leaders in the field, will participate in, contribute to and enjoy world-class intellectual disability practice and research, and will be prepared as leaders in quality, leadership and person-centred care for people with an intellectual disability as they age.

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  • Please contact Dr Éilish Burke (Director Ageing Health and Wellbeing in ID) at with any queries or questions

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