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Care of the Older Person Course Modules

Course Content

Find module content, dates and individual module application information below. For information on how to register for the full, 7 module course visit the course introduction page.

Module 1 Ageing in Ireland

Topics to include the following:

  • Demographics 
  • Tilda 
  • Frailty
  • ICPOP Integrated Care and the MDT 
  • Model of Care 

Module dates:

  • Module Opens: Wednesday, 02 November 2022
  • Live Zoom Session: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
  • Register for module 1 - closes on Friday, 28 October 2022

Module 2 Multi-Morbidity and Frailty

Topics to include the following:

  • Multi-morbidity and prevention
  • Mobility
  • Osteoarthritis and pain management 
  • Reablement and age-related neuro disorders (stroke, Parkinson's)
  • Living well at home - aids, appliances and adaptions

Module dates:

  • Module Opens: Wednesday, 07 December 2022
  • Live Zoom Session: Wednesday, 14 December 2022
  • Register for module 2 - closes on Friday, 02 December 2022

Module 3 Nutrition, Bone Health and Falls Prevention
 

Topics to include the following:

  • Malnutrition and prescribing ONS
  • Skin integrity 
  • 24 hour posture management 
  • Vitamin D folate 
  • Swallow impairment and IDDSI guidelines
  • Syncope and falls 
  • Sarcopenia
  • Osteoporosis management 

Module dates:

  • Module Opens: Wednesday, 04 January 2023
  • Live Zoom Session: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
  • Register for module 3 - closes on Friday, 23 December 2022

Module 4 Mental Health and the Older Person

Topics to include the following:

  • Positive ageing
  • Quality of life 
  • Cognitive decline and dementia 
  • Engagement and activities 
  • Capacity assessment 
  • BPSD, PRNs
  • Restraints enablers 

Module dates:

  • Module Opens: Wednesday, 08 February 2023
  • Live Zoom Session: Wednesday, 22 February 2023
  • Register for module 4 - closes on Friday, 03 February 2023

Module 5 Residential Care Medicine and Medication Management

Topics to include the following:

  • Fair Deal 
  • CSAR InterRai (remember other scales)
  • GP role 
  • Communication and family meetings 
  • HIQA standards and regulatory compliance / governance 
  • The care plan – person-centred care
  • The medication review 
  • Deprescribing

Module dates:

  • Module Opens: Wednesday, 08 March 2023
  • Live Zoom Session: Wednesday, 22 March 2023
  • Register for module 5 - closes on Friday, 03 March 2023

Module 6 Continence, Infection and Safeguarding

Topics to include the following:

  • Continence in frailty and catheter care 
  • Infection and the older person, UTI Mx HCAI, aspiration pneumonia 
  • Acute confusion and delirium
  • IPC, COVID, HSPC 
  • FREDA principles and advocacy
  • Safeguarding 

Module dates:

  • Module Opens: Wednesday, 05 April 2023
  • Live Zoom Session: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
  • Register for module 6 - closes on Friday, 31 March 2023

Module 7 Advance Directives & End of Life Care

Topics to include the following:

  • ADMCA and advance directives 
  • Ceilings of care and ethical considerations 
  • End-of-life care and interventions
  • CEOL programme in nursing homes 
  • Death certification 

Module dates:

  • Module Opens: Wednesday, 10 May 2023
  • Live Zoom Session: Wednesday, 24 May 2023
  • Register for module 7 - closes on Friday, 05 May 2023