Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Ageing and Frailty Studies

Closing date for applications: 25 June 2022

The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Ageing & Frailty Studies is a 4-module 30-ECTS part-time course running Sept to May. Online attendance possible. (two hours twice a week, both semesters)

Course Director:

Prof. Nollaig Bourke, Ussher Assistant Professor in Inflammageing, Medical Gerontology, School of Medicine, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, St. James’s Hospital

Course Co-ordinator:

Prof. Roman Romero‐ Ortuno, Associate Professor in Medical Gerontology, School of Medicine; Consultant Physician, St James’s Hospital (Course co-Director)

Other key teaching staff: Lectures will also be delivered by clinicians and researchers from the Discipline of Medical Gerontology

On successful completion of the PGCert, students should be able to:

  • Explain how physiological changes during the ageing process leave the body more susceptible to developing age-associated conditions
  • List and explain methods of common frailty and geriatric assessment tools and their practical integration through the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment method
  • Demonstrate the clinical skills necessary to perform Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
  • Demonstrate ability to apply theoretical and clinical knowledge in a research or quality improvement setting

Entry Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Have a fluent command of the English language

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Sep 01 - 30 2022


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