The Dementia Studies course is aimed at all those involved in the health and care of people with dementia. The course comprises a new and unique set of educational initiatives designed to enable healthcare professionals to improve the quality of life of dementia sufferers by building expertise in generating and delivering better care. It provides a comprehensive and holistic theoretical and practical framework for understanding dementia and enables a broad understanding of the impact of dementia on the individual and society. Clinical knowledge is blended with developing skills in communication for health and social care, research and leadership learning.
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
Understanding dementia (20 credits); assessment and treatment of dementia (20 credits); psychological and social perspectives of dementia (20 credits); research methods and critical appraisal (20 credits); communication, learning and teaching in health and social care (20 credits); leadership and change management in clinical services (20 credits) or; quality, safety and service improvement in clinical services (20 credits).
Most modules are assessed by means of a 3,000 word in-depth evaluation of a topic agreed by the student and module leader.
The course is aimed at a wide range of professionals who are in a position to deliver improvements to the health and care of people with dementia. This includes nurses, doctors, psychologists, occupational therapists and managers and staff in nursing and residential homes. Applicants should have either a degree and evidence of a capacity to study at Masters level with a substantial interest and/or experience in an area of health or social care or evidence of a capacity to study at Masters level and at least two years’ work experience in an environment related to dementia care (including lived experience). It is possible to take the MSc Dementia Studies as an intercalated degree. International applicants who meet the above entry criteria and have IELTS (minimum score of 7.0, with no less than 6.5 in each section) are welcome to apply.