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Trinity College Dublin

Dublin , State ,Ireland

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

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 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 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 and Intellectual Disability (Clinical Placement)
7. Current Issues in Intellectual Disability Research (IDS-TILDA Placement)

Masters in Science in 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)

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

If you are an international student studying at Trinity, you might be considering internship and graduate work in Ireland, in your home country, or elsewhere. This section provides information for Non EU students on working in Ireland during and after your studies. For information and resources to support an international job search, see our Devex resource which includes international job search advice and information.

Employers value candidates who have more to offer than a good degree with high grades. They look for students who are well rounded and who have experience outside the classroom. Search for and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience, develop your skill set, and gain a clearer picture of what you like and don't like in terms of career options.

For example, you can get involved in some of the many student clubs and societies in college, volunteer or get a part time job. Remember that voluntary work is as valuable as paid work on your CV or resume - it's a great way to demonstrate your skills to future employers. Have a look at the TCD Civic Engagement website and check out volunteering opportunities in Ireland and abroad.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is academically challenging and rewarding. As a result the University has high academic entry requirements.

Applicants will need to hold at least a 2.1 honors degree (60%) from an Irish university, or an equivalent result from a university in another country. If you have any queries in relation to your eligibility for programmes.

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