Dementia is a growing problem globally. There are over 800,000 sufferers in the UK and 44 million world-wide, posing a major challenge for treatment and care.
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.
Key areas of study
Assessment and treatment of dementia
Psychological and social perspectives of dementia
Research methods and critical appraisal
Leadership and change management in clinical services
Quality, safety and service improvement in clinical services
Communication and learning in health and social care
Most modules are assessed by means of a 3,000 word in-depth evaluation of a topic agreed by the student and module leader.
Two modules from the following clinical module options PLUS one module from the PGDip professional module list
Successful completion of the course will provide specialised knowledge and expertise which will be invaluable in improving the prospect of employment in the field and will enhance the likelihood of career progression.
Ultimately, students will be empowered to deliver significant improvements in the quality of services provided to people living with dementia.