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MSc / PgDip / PgCert Dementia: Care and the Enabling Environment


Course Description

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.

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/dementia-care-and-the-enabling-environment

Suitable for

The course is suitable for professionals and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds whose current role or future role relate to these areas.

Students are likely to have an interest or work in areas such as:

• health and social care
• design-built environment, product, urban planning
• estates
• housing
• prisons
• leisure services
• transport services
• hospitality

Course detail

Full-time:

Postgraduate Diploma: four modules over eight months (120 credits); January and September registration
• Masters: four modules plus a dissertation over one year (180 credits); January and September registration

Part-time:

• Postgraduate Certificate: two modules over nine months (60 credits); September or January registration
• Postgraduate Diploma: four modules over two years (120 credits); September or January registration
• Masters: four modules plus a dissertation over three years (180 credits); September or January registration

Format

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:

• Online lectures (pre-recorded and real time) to provide a core knowledge base
• Online individual tutorials and online group seminars to support the process of becoming an independent and reflective learner
• Case studies to provide opportunity for development on analytical and problem solving skills
• Scenarios to provide opportunity to explore, relate, and discuss practice-based situations
• Discussions via online discussion boards

Modules

• Enabling environments for living well with dementia (30 credits)
• Life engagement and dementia: social relationships and meaningful activity (30 credits)
• Developing dementia awareness (30 credits)
• Research methods (30 credits)
• Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment

All coursework has a dementia focus and comprises of:

• Essays
• Presentations
• Design critiques
• Independent research to develop investigative skills

Career Prospects

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 University 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.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PgDip / PgCert Dementia: Care and the Enabling Environment page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You need an undergraduate degree with a minimum classification of 2.2, or an equivalent qualification. You will also be considered if you have relevant experience.We welcome applications from students who may not have formal / traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you make your work and experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto the course.

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