Taught course


Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Entry requirements

Minimum of one year's professional experience in supporting persons with dementia within the past two years. For the duration of the course all applicants are required to be working in an area where dementia care is delivered. Normally hold an honors degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. social, health or pastoral care. Candidates with relevant, and significant, experience as professional practitioners in the field of dementia care may be considered with a lower class degree or equivalent. Otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they will have the ability to complete and benefit from the course Nurses or midwives undertaking this course while based in Ireland must be currently registered on the appropriate division of the live register held by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Months of entry


Course content

This Post Grad Certificate in Dementia has been developed, in partnership with National key stakeholders, to meet the demands and challenges within the health care system and specifically within dementia care. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that aims to promote excellence in the area of dementia care practice. It is also designed to provide academically robust education for the students and the various modules offered develop and complement subjects undertaken at degree or 'equivalent' level.

The modules are:

  • Ways of Understanding Dementia and Dementia Care
  • Critical issues in Assessment and Care Planning
  • Enhancing the experience of living with Dementia

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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