Applied Dementia Studies is a unique course based on an ecobiopsychosocial approach to dementia.
Would you like to improve how you work with people who have dementia or educate your team to improve the support, service and communication with people with dementia?
A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent in any subject area. If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above.
Year 1 - Postgraduate Certificate
Understanding dementia: You will gain a critical appreciation of the ways in which societies and individuals relate to people with dementia. This appreciation will be grounded in the context of research, policy and practice.
Psychology of dementia: A range of psychological approaches and how to apply them when working with people with dementia will be explored.
Business and dementia: This unit will provide an understanding of a range of approaches and strategies that may be employed by businesses when working with people with dementia. You will evaluate the ways in which the care sector can learn from other organisations and what businesses can learn from the care sector.
Year 2 - Postgraduate Diploma
Living with dementia: This unit will provide you with a positive, resource-oriented framework to enable you to help people live well with dementia, utilising innovative approaches from an international perspective.
Dementia friendly society: Using evidence based research and practice examples, this unit teaches you to critically review
policy, structure and attitudes to dementia in society, so you can evaluate what dementia friendly means in your own and other societies.
Leading dementia care: This unit explores the routes to innovative practice by individuals, teams and organisations. It will examine the organisation and execution of health and social care services including the interaction across boundaries of care delivery.
Year 3 - MSc
Principles of dementia research: Using a range of research methods and tools for conducting advanced level research, you will consider the ethical approval process required prior to the conduct of research, and be able to plan and write a research proposal.
Researching dementia: This student-managed piece of work, undertaken with guidance from academic supervisors, will encourage you to draw on prior learning gained throughout the programme. It will assist you in researching areas related to dementia and test their ability to apply techniques learned to their working/caring lives.
After completing this course, you will possess the necessary skills and knowledge to continue into an academic career or secure employment in a range of organisations. The emphasis on core practical skills will give you extra marketability in the professional arena, providing you with a route into a rewarding career.
Career progression may ultimately lead to you becoming a:
Industries worked in:
NHS (hospital and community)
Private and independent healthcare sector (nursing homes and private hospitals)
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