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DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Caring Skills

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The course is run by a team of academic experts whose research has helped to shape dementia care policy worldwide. You’ll learn about the latest theories, innovations and best practice in dementia care – as well as gaining an overview of policy drivers and initiatives, and a grounding in academic and research skills. Our course also benefits from an advisory group of people with dementia, who support course development.

During your studies, you’ll become part of an international online community of fellow students and academics committed to improving dementia practice and the experience of people living with the condition. The course encourages collaborative, interdisciplinary and critical learning. It’s dedicated to creating leaders of change in dementia care.

With the number of people living with dementia across the world expected to double in the next 20 years, this innovative online course has been developed to provide you with an in-depth, research-based knowledge of dementia and approaches to dementia care. It’s designed for professionals already working in the field, and can be studied from anywhere in the world.

Course objectives

The course has been developed to provide you with an in-depth, research-based knowledge of dementia. This includes theory, innovative and best practice, policy drivers and initiatives, and a grounding in academic and research skills. You will:

  • develop an advanced understanding of multidisciplinary perspectives about dementia and approaches to dementia care
  • address critical issues in dementia care and service delivery
  • encourage improved collaboration across areas of care
  • compare and contrast national and international research
  • identify and debate current practice developments
  • develop critical thinking to promote reflective practice
  • develop knowledge and skills of social research process

Students can exit at PG Cert and PG Dip awards.

Different course options

Study mode

Online

Duration

3 years

Start date

JAN-20

Modules

This module forms part of the second year of the postgraduate programme in dementia studies. The module aims to contextualise current dementia practice and to unpack the underlying theories and mechanisms that support good practice in dementia care. The first half of the module considers the frameworks that influence practice, considering legislation and policy as well as ethical and practice guidelines. These sections look at legislative frameworks that govern how care and support are provided for people with dementia and their families in the UK and other countries, alongside global approaches to ethical practice encompassing human rights approaches and consideration of risk and advocacy. There follows a short reflection on the dementia workforce, considering who is taking care of people with dementia and what gaps and needs there are in their knowledge and skills. This is important context for the second half of the module which considers how practice is enhanced and developed through the acquisition and use of new knowledge and evidence and the subsequent sharing of this through transfer and learning. Towards the end of the module you will be encouraged to consider how you might support change in your organisation - through training and through the introduction of new approaches and ideas.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£710 per 20 credit module

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£1200 per 20 credit module

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.