Module Code: NU634

Micro-credential Overview

This micro-credential will provide nurses and allied health care professionals with an advanced understanding of dementia.  The overall aim of the micro-credential is to enable the learner to provide person-centred care to people with dementia and their carers enhancing their quality of life. It is delivered by a blended learning approach and has two on-campus workshops days.  The micro-credential is relevant to those working in the community, acute and long-term care settings.

This micro-credential is multidisciplinary and welcomes applications from healthcare professionals from the wider multidisciplinary team (including medical doctors, MHN’s, RGN’S, practice nurses, public health nurses, RNID’s, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists)  in acute, care of the older person, rehabilitation, continued care and community services.

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25 - Semester 2

Mode of Study and Assessment

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Blended Learning (in-person and online).

Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis.

NFQ Level and ECTs 

Level 9

10 ECT’s 

Application Process

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Undergrad Level 9.
Academic programme: Nursing & Midwifery micro-credentials PFC1. 

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

Dementia Care: Transforming Practice - NU634

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Entry Requirements 

Applicants must be over 21 years of age.  Applicants must be a Registered nurse or allied health professional ( OT, Speech and Launguage, Social worker, Social care). 

Contact Information

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