This course will equip you with the knowledge to develop enabling and life engagement focussed services and interventions for people living with dementia, and their carers.
The course is inter-disciplinary, exploring different approaches to enhancing life engagement for people who have dementia and their carers. The course is not limited to a health and social care perspective. The design focus looks at ways in which the environment (buildings, urban spaces, transport) can be designed or modified to provide meaningful activity and support for people with dementia and their carers.
This pioneering course has strong links with the Institute for Dementia at the University of Salford, an international centre of excellence in research, education and innovation. You will enjoy opportunities for involvement with the Institute, supporting your learning and future career progression.
The course employs a range of online teaching and learning strategies aimed at providing a framework of knowledge through which academic skills and expertise will be developed. The strategies will capitalise on the interdisciplinary expertise of the teaching team, and will include:
All coursework has a dementia focus and comprises of:
There is a current focus nationally and internationally on enhancing life engagement, support and environments for people living with dementia.
The course is suitable for professionals and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds whose current role or future role relate to these areas.
The course has strong links with the Salford Institute for Dementia, which works together with local, regional, national and international partners to make a positive difference to living with dementia. Students on the course will be able to interact with the Institute, thereby enhancing opportunities for learning, and for career progression.
Upon completion of the MSc, graduates would be eligible to apply for a research degree, either a PhD or a Professional Doctorate, both of which can be studied either part-time or full-time.
Visit the Dementia: Care and the Enabling Environment - MSc/PgDip/PgCert page on the University of Salford website for more details!