Contemporary Approaches to Dementia Care - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE6] part-time
This module is aimed at all professionals involved with the care of individuals in the fields of health, social care and early years. This module is designed to develop your knowledge of the key research principles applied in dementia care. You will learn to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in dementia care practice. It will encourage you to selectively utilise research knowledge to inform and evaluate current and future practice.
- What is dementia.
- Role of safeguarding in dementia.
- Treatment of and interventions.
- The lived experience.
- What is the professional's role in dealing / caring for / managing and increasing the standards for dementia patients.
- Policy, legislation and demographics.
- Person centered planning / approaches including choice control and risk.
- Needs / care of patients with dementia including physical needs, physical health care, end of life care, management of pain.
- Communication issues along with behaviours that challenge.
- Ethical dimensions.
- Life stories.
- Dementia and learning disabilities.
The learning outcomes of this course have been mapped against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF).
You should have previously studied some Level HE4 or HE5 modules in education, early years or social care.
Previous work or voluntary experience in a relevant field is also required.
You will be interviewed as part of the application process.
If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent).
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