Taught course

Dementia (Online Course)

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

Entry requirements

Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

This M.Sc. 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 programme offers an M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip./P.Grad.Cert.) with
an optional practice component. Students must undertake
three modules for the award of P.Grad.Cert, six modules for
the award of P.Grad.Dip and seven modules and a dissertation
(around 20,000 words) for the award of M.Sc.
The modules are:
1. Ways of Understanding Dementia and Dementia Care
2. Critical issues in Assessment and Care Planning
3. Enhancing the experience of living with Dementia
4. Admission Requirements
5. A minimum of one year’s professional experience in
supporting persons with dementia within the past two years;
6. Normally hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline; or
7. Otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the
ability to complete and benefit from the course.
8. For the duration of the course all applicants are required to
be working in an area where dementia care is delivered
9. Current registration on the appropriate division of the
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland live register (for
nurses working in Ireland undertaking this course)
Please note: As part of your supplementary application
documentation you should upload a scan of your passport,
clearly showing the photograph.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Ailish Whyte
01 896 3755