Dementia - Interventions Academic Credits

Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Duration

 

Course Start

This module runs in Term 2

This module will be held on Thursdays for 12 weeks from 13.00-16.00 on the following dates:

14, 21, 28 January 2016, 4, 11, 18, 25 February 2016, 3, 10, 17 March 2016, 7, 14 April 2016

Application

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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

This module is for anyone interested in the impact of a diagnosis of dementia on a person and their family. You might be involved in supporting relatives and carers in your local community or be employed in providing services to people with dementia.

Graduate destinations

This can be a standalone module or it can form part of the awards in Mental Health. The module can also count towards one of the other diploma or degree pathways. It can also be used as one of the two core modules making up the Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Dementia

Entry requirements

This module is open to anyone that has an interest in learning more about how to support people living with dementia.

Module outline

This is a 15 credit module delivered at either level 4 (certificate), 5 (diploma) or 6 (degree). Assessment for the module is a written assignment – 2,000 words for level 4, 2,500 for level 5 and 3,000 words for level 6. The taught content in the classroom is the same for everyone, and the module leader will help you decide the right level for you to write your assignment. The module runs over 12 weeks on a Thursday afternoon 1pm to 4pm.

Module overview

There are estimated to be around 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia (Alzheimer’s Society). Dementia is a significant, life changing process affecting many of us in different ways; whether in our personal or professional lives, the need to create services which respond effectively and compassionately to people and their families affected by dementia has never been greater.

The module teaching is underpinned by the experience of people living with dementia. Taught theory is balanced with how to put this into practice, for instance you will learn what to say when someone in their 80s is looking for their parents. The focus is on valuing a person’s abilities and learning how to use your own interactions to help people living with dementia feel understood.

Programme specification

There are 12 interactive sessions including group tutorials. Individual tutorials are arranged by appointment during the module. Access to learning materials on the online Blackboard website and unlimited access to Staffordshire University online ebooks and ejournals.  The taught content in the classroom is the same for everyone, and the module leader will help you decide the right level for you to write your assignment. The module runs over 12 weeks on a Thursday afternoon 1pm to 5pm.

32 contact hours in the classroom – interactive lectures and workshops.

118 personal study hours – reading, listening to podcasts, watching film clips, accessing Blackboard resources and the Staffordshire University online ebooks and ejournals, preparing and writing the assignment.

Contact

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