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Professional course

Fundamental Principles of Dementia Care

20 credit level 3 module

About this course

Course code:
UZTRWL203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Jeremy Allen

Page last updated 18 October 2019

Introduction

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

  • Critically analyse the theoretical base of person centred dementia care and the underpinning values.
  • Critically evaluate the non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches used to enhance the wellbeing of the person with dementia.
  • Critically discuss the legal and ethical issues in dementia care and the knowledge and skills required to support risk taking as part of everyday life.
  • Critically evaluate the evidence base for the importance of forming partnerships with the person's carer/family.
  • Analyse available evidence to support effective communication with people with dementia.
  • Critically discuss the different "types" of dementia and the presentation in an individual.
  • Critically discuss the use of health education and promotion to facilitate lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of dementia.

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

 

Structure

Content

This multi-professional course syllabus covers the following areas and is an example only.
The example syllabus is subject to change in timing & mode of delivery.

Example Day 1

  • Introduction to the module
  • Development of theories related to person centred care
  • The importance of personhood, identity and life history

Example Day 2

  • Ethics & Ethical decision making in dementia care
  • The inter relationship of physical and mental health in people with dementia

Example Day 3

  • The assessment of people with Learning Disabilities & Dementia
  • Agency & occupation in the care of people with dementia

Example Day 4

  • Working with unmet needs

Example Day 5

  • Cognitive assessment of dementia: Types & Pathophysiology of dementia
  • Pharmacological approaches when working with people with dementia

Example Day 6

  • Working with families and carers
  • The experience of people living with dementia from different BAME communities

Learning and Teaching

Delivery of multiple learning approaches which include online directed study and face to face.

Scheduled learning includes lectures and seminars.

Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading, case study preparation, assignment preparation and completion.

TEL: The module will be supported by a Blackboard module site where a range of course materials will be available. Students 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 time

You will typically attend six - seven days (each day six hours) over the course of the module. These days will comprise a mixed model of lecture and seminar formats.

Assessment

A 3,000 word assignment.

Using a case study approach, explore one of the following aspects in depth:

  • Ethical issues
  • Risk taking
  • Relationships
  • Psycho social aspects
  • Stress and distress.

Features

Study facilities

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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