Dementia Care: Diagnosis, Intervention and the Individual Academic Credits

Location Distance Learning

10-12 weeks at the equivalent of one study day per week

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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

This module covers all relevant aspects of Dementia care from assessment through to care provision

Course outline

This 15 credit module is taught at levels 7 and focuses on core Dementia Care.

Graduate destinations

Students often already work in health and social care or similar environments, or having completed modules move to work within various roles within the health and social care workforce.

Entry requirements

Students must provide evidence of their ability to study at levels 6 or above and/or relevant health and social care experience. 

Employment opportunities

Completion of this module ensures a greater awareness and increased critical thinking around Dementia and care provision.

Module overview

The module content will focus on the social and political drivers within health and social care that have developed and informed dementia care such as: historical perspectives, theories and models of dementia assessment; care and treatment; Policy and practice; Listening to and working with service users with dementia and their carer/s through partnership and collaboration; Causes of dementia; Assessment and diagnosis / treatment; Person and Relationship Centred Care; Service design and development collaborative working and care provision in different environments such as care homes, third sector provision and intermediate care. Measuring, monitoring and improving outcomes in dementia care.

Further study

Students can study this as an individual module or as part of the MSc Ageing, Mental Health & Dementia.


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