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Principles of Dementia Care


Courses

Please select the level of study you wish to apply for. Level M indicates that you wish to study at Masters level, and Levels 1-3 indicate that you wish to study at Degree (Undergraduate) level.

Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZTRWL-20-3

Level

3

Fees

22-23 Non-Accredited 20 credits

£746.00

Unassessed

22-23 Accredited 20 credits

£998.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Select course date below to see all attendance days and to apply.
If no course dates are shown below this could be due to high demand or no availability. If your course is being funded by your employer and they have bought places in advance you will need to contact them to be given the links to apply.

Course Dates

Course Information : APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30/08/2022. Please contact us for availability once this date has passed. PLEASE NOTE: once your application status is showing as registered, it will take up to 5 working days for your login details for MyUWE to be issued by email. Please only contact us if you have not received after this time. Submission date: to be confirmed by module leader.

Venue

CPD DISTANCE LEARNING (HAS)

Attendance days for the course

Tuesday - 13 September 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 20 September 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 27 September 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 04 October 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 11 October 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 18 October 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 25 October 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 01 November 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Course Dates

Course Information : APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31/01/23. Please contact us for availability once this date has passed. Submission date: To be confirmed by Module Leader.

Venue

CPD DISTANCE LEARNING (HAS)

Attendance days for the course

Tuesday - 14 February 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 21 February 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 28 February 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 07 March 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 14 March 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 21 March 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 28 March 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 04 April 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00

Applications

University

Assessment

A 3,000 word assignment.

At level 3, you are expected to critically evaluate, synthesise and provide evidence based perspectives to support their argument. This should include a critical exploration of the literature and a debate of the wider sociopolitical implications of dementia care that may impact on the person's care.

At Masters level, you are expected to critically evaluate, synthesise and provide independent perspectives regarding the practice/service development. This should include a critical exploration of the literature and a debate of the wider socio-political implications of dementia care that may impact on the successful implementation of the development.

 

 

Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

 

Content

This multi-professional level 3 or Masters level course syllabus covers the following areas below.

Person centred care:

  • Development of theories relating to person centred dementia care.
  • Maintaining identity/Promoting Agency through occupation/Sharing decision making.
  • The promotion of personhood and selfhood despite dementia.
  • Global psychological and emotional considerations of the person with dementia.

Complexities of care:

  • The inter relationship of physical and mental health in people with dementia.
  • Psycho-social approaches to challenging issues in care; non-pharmacological approaches in dementia care.
  • Ethical aspects of dementia care and ethical decision making.
  • Aspects of positive communication with people with dementia.
  • Malignant social psychology and care cultures.
  • The assessment of people with learning disability and dementia.
  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms and dementia and promoting working with unmet need.

Family work and dementia:

  • Creating effective partnerships with carers and families and the impact of caring for a person with dementia on family relationships.
  • Anticipatory death/grief.

Socio-cultural aspects of dementia:

  • The experience of black and ethnic minorities, and dementia, including sociocultural differences in care giving roles.

Patho-physiology:

  • Patho-physiology of dominant dementia syndromes and lifestyle associated risk factors for dementia.
  • Relevant pharmacological approaches and outcomes.

Practice development:

  • Models of change to enhance aspects of clinical practice.
  • Resistors to change in clinical practice.
  • Partnership approaches to aspects of services that can enhance the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

Course Director

Janine Davey

Introduction

This level 3 or Masters level Principles of Dementia Care distance learning module is suitable for multi-professions and designed for all dementia care contexts.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

At level 3 (UZTRWL-20-3):

  • critique the dominant theories, concepts, philosophies and practices that influence the delivery of person-centred dementia care.
  • evaluate the available evidence base that supports effective communication with people with dementia and reduces the disabling effects of malignant social psychology in care contexts.
  • analyse unmet need and psycho-social approaches to enhance the emotional and psychological well-being of people with dementia and reduce challenging presentations.
  • discuss the legal and ethical issues relevant to practice with people with dementia.
  • appraise the evidence base that encourages a partnership approach with the person's family/carers, to develop effective, innovative and collaborative practice.

At Masters level (UZTRWR-20-M):

  • critique the dominant theories, concepts, philosophies and practices that influence the delivery of person-centred dementia care.
  • critically evaluate the available evidence base that supports effective communication with people with dementia and reduces the disabling effects of malignant social psychology in care contexts.
  • critically explore unmet need and psycho-social approaches to enhance the emotional and psychological well-being of people with dementia and reduce challenging presentations.
  • critically explore the legal and ethical issues relevant to practice with people with dementia, providing a critical rationale for decision making and risk taking.
  • critically appraise the evidence base that encourages a partnership approach with the person's family/carers, to develop effective, innovative and collaborative practice.
  • synthesise the evidence and argue a practice change perspective that promotes positive approaches to care within the practitioner's clinical area.

Learning and Teaching

Delivery of this module is via distance learning (online).

The module will be supported by a Blackboard module site where a range of course materials will be available. You will be expected to access reading materials through the Blackboard site, and engage with additional activities such as accessing video and weblinks.

Discussion boards will be enabled for student use, facilitated by the module leader. A range of TEL resources will be utilised as directed study activities.

Study facilities

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

20 credit level 3 or Masters level module


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Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZTRWR-20-M

Level

M

Fees

22-23 Non-Accredited 20 credits

£746.00

Unassessed

22-23 Accredited 20 credits

£998.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Select course date below to see all attendance days and to apply.
If no course dates are shown below this could be due to high demand or no availability. If your course is being funded by your employer and they have bought places in advance you will need to contact them to be given the links to apply.

Course Dates

Course Information : APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30/08/2022. Please contact us for availability once this date has passed. PLEASE NOTE: once your application status is showing as registered, it will take up to 5 working days for your login details for MyUWE to be issued by email. Please only contact us if you have not received after this time. Submission date: to be confirmed by module leader.

Venue

CPD DISTANCE LEARNING (HAS)

Attendance days for the course

Tuesday - 13 September 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 20 September 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 27 September 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 04 October 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 11 October 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 18 October 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 25 October 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 01 November 2022ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Course Dates

Course Information : APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31/01/23. Please contact us for availability once this date has passed. Submission date: To be confirmed by Module Leader.

Venue

CPD DISTANCE LEARNING (HAS)

Attendance days for the course

Tuesday - 14 February 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 21 February 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 28 February 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 07 March 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 14 March 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 21 March 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 28 March 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 04 April 2023ONLINE10:00 - 17:00

Applications

University

Assessment

A 3,000 word assignment.

At level 3, you are expected to critically evaluate, synthesise and provide evidence based perspectives to support their argument. This should include a critical exploration of the literature and a debate of the wider sociopolitical implications of dementia care that may impact on the person's care.

At Masters level, you are expected to critically evaluate, synthesise and provide independent perspectives regarding the practice/service development. This should include a critical exploration of the literature and a debate of the wider socio-political implications of dementia care that may impact on the successful implementation of the development.

 

 

Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

 

Content

This multi-professional level 3 or Masters level course syllabus covers the following areas below.

Person centred care:

  • Development of theories relating to person centred dementia care.
  • Maintaining identity/Promoting Agency through occupation/Sharing decision making.
  • The promotion of personhood and selfhood despite dementia.
  • Global psychological and emotional considerations of the person with dementia.

Complexities of care:

  • The inter relationship of physical and mental health in people with dementia.
  • Psycho-social approaches to challenging issues in care; non-pharmacological approaches in dementia care.
  • Ethical aspects of dementia care and ethical decision making.
  • Aspects of positive communication with people with dementia.
  • Malignant social psychology and care cultures.
  • The assessment of people with learning disability and dementia.
  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms and dementia and promoting working with unmet need.

Family work and dementia:

  • Creating effective partnerships with carers and families and the impact of caring for a person with dementia on family relationships.
  • Anticipatory death/grief.

Socio-cultural aspects of dementia:

  • The experience of black and ethnic minorities, and dementia, including sociocultural differences in care giving roles.

Patho-physiology:

  • Patho-physiology of dominant dementia syndromes and lifestyle associated risk factors for dementia.
  • Relevant pharmacological approaches and outcomes.

Practice development:

  • Models of change to enhance aspects of clinical practice.
  • Resistors to change in clinical practice.
  • Partnership approaches to aspects of services that can enhance the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

Course Director

Janine Davey

Introduction

This level 3 or Masters level Principles of Dementia Care distance learning module is suitable for multi-professions and designed for all dementia care contexts.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

At level 3 (UZTRWL-20-3):

  • critique the dominant theories, concepts, philosophies and practices that influence the delivery of person-centred dementia care.
  • evaluate the available evidence base that supports effective communication with people with dementia and reduces the disabling effects of malignant social psychology in care contexts.
  • analyse unmet need and psycho-social approaches to enhance the emotional and psychological well-being of people with dementia and reduce challenging presentations.
  • discuss the legal and ethical issues relevant to practice with people with dementia.
  • appraise the evidence base that encourages a partnership approach with the person's family/carers, to develop effective, innovative and collaborative practice.

At Masters level (UZTRWR-20-M):

  • critique the dominant theories, concepts, philosophies and practices that influence the delivery of person-centred dementia care.
  • critically evaluate the available evidence base that supports effective communication with people with dementia and reduces the disabling effects of malignant social psychology in care contexts.
  • critically explore unmet need and psycho-social approaches to enhance the emotional and psychological well-being of people with dementia and reduce challenging presentations.
  • critically explore the legal and ethical issues relevant to practice with people with dementia, providing a critical rationale for decision making and risk taking.
  • critically appraise the evidence base that encourages a partnership approach with the person's family/carers, to develop effective, innovative and collaborative practice.
  • synthesise the evidence and argue a practice change perspective that promotes positive approaches to care within the practitioner's clinical area.

Learning and Teaching

Delivery of this module is via distance learning (online).

The module will be supported by a Blackboard module site where a range of course materials will be available. You will be expected to access reading materials through the Blackboard site, and engage with additional activities such as accessing video and weblinks.

Discussion boards will be enabled for student use, facilitated by the module leader. A range of TEL resources will be utilised as directed study activities.

Study facilities

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

20 credit level 3 or Masters level module


Click here to ask us a question about this course. Please include your full name with your question. If required, please let us know if you want us to add you to the future dates mailing list. Alternatively you may email us directly at has.cpd@uwe.ac.uk


Enquire

To view all CPD courses offered by UWE Bristol, please select (click on) the box below

View courses