Advanced Dementia Care

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Months
Location
Waterside
Start Date
October 2019

Overview Updated 16/09/2019

This module has been specifically designed to enhance the contemporary knowledge and expertise of leaders and managers in health and social care provision who are providing services and delivering care to people living with dementia (PWD) and their carers.

The aim of the module is to further develop the knowledge of key staff who are working with people who are living with dementia and their carers in order to prepare them to lead in the development and transformation of informal social support networks and formal care pathways.

Course

Highlights

  • Recent policy developments.
  • Innovations in practice.
  • Contemporary evidence‐base in dementia care.

Additional

Information

Progression

This Module can be taken as a stand-alone module, for which 20 level 7 credits are awarded from the University of Northampton. Alternatively, it can form part of a Master’s Degree in Advancing Professional Practice.

Course Details

Programme of Study

The module adopts a blended learning approach, with 5 face-to-face study days and additional follow-up study time.

Participants on the module will be introduced to leaders in dementia care and will be encouraged to become active in local and national dementia networks.

Each of the face to face study days of this Module can be taken as a stand-alone study day, for which a Certificate of Attendance will be awarded showing the material covered. Participants will be asked to reflect on their learning using a structured format of Reflection.

Module Assessment

The Assessment includes the development of a portfolio of evidence and a teaching plan of how the proposed change/development will be presented to key stakeholders, colleagues or staff. The Portfolio includes:

  • A review of current practice context in relation to person‐centred dementia care and/or support.
  • Identifying an area of development or change which, if implemented, could enhance person‐centred dementia care practice.
  • The development of a multi‐professional strategy which would be required in order to implement the proposed change.

The verbal presentation of the teaching plan would describe the training approach which would be used to support the implementation of the identified change or development.

Location of Study

The taught elements of your study will take place at our Waterside campus at the University of Northampton and at the Abingdon Library in Northampton.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

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Entry Requirements

The University’s general entry requirements apply. We will also accept candidates who lack academic qualifications, but have clinical or managerial experience of leading in dementia as Associate students, if they show ability to achieve level 7 study.

Course Content

A Master’s degree in Advancing Professional Practice is made up from compulsory modules and designated modules. The Advanced Dementia Care module is one of the designated modules that can be taken as part of a Master’s degree.

Module content

The module content will explore:

  • Living with dementia from the perspective of the person themselves and their carers.
  • Person‐centred care.
  • Communication with people with dementia.
  • Designing Dementia Friendly environments.
  • Ethical and Legal Dilemmas.
  • Leadership and Change Developing local community‐based support initiatives.
  • Leading a national dementia organisation.
  • Developing dementia pathways and commissioning services.
  • Policy into Practice Developing Dementia Friendly organisations and communities.
  • Network design and multi‐professional practice.
  • Research into practice Evaluating local dementia services.
  • Developing national guidelines for diagnostic processes and post diagnostic support for YOD.
  • How evidence can influence policy‐ practical examples.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Module costs: £820 per 20 credit module

Study Days cost: £95

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Updated 16/09/2019

  • This module has been specifically designed to enhance the contemporary knowledge and expertise of leaders and managers in health and social care provision who are providing services and delivering care to people living with dementia (PWD) and their carers.

    The aim of the module is to further develop the knowledge of key staff who are working with people who are living with dementia and their carers in order to prepare them to lead in the development and transformation of informal social support networks and formal care pathways.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Recent policy developments.
    • Innovations in practice.
    • Contemporary evidence‐base in dementia care.
  • Programme of Study

    The module adopts a blended learning approach, with 5 face-to-face study days and additional follow-up study time.

    Participants on the module will be introduced to leaders in dementia care and will be encouraged to become active in local and national dementia networks.

    Each of the face to face study days of this Module can be taken as a stand-alone study day, for which a Certificate of Attendance will be awarded showing the material covered. Participants will be asked to reflect on their learning using a structured format of Reflection.

    Module Assessment

    The Assessment includes the development of a portfolio of evidence and a teaching plan of how the proposed change/development will be presented to key stakeholders, colleagues or staff. The Portfolio includes:

    • A review of current practice context in relation to person‐centred dementia care and/or support.
    • Identifying an area of development or change which, if implemented, could enhance person‐centred dementia care practice.
    • The development of a multi‐professional strategy which would be required in order to implement the proposed change.

    The verbal presentation of the teaching plan would describe the training approach which would be used to support the implementation of the identified change or development.

    Location of Study

    The taught elements of your study will take place at our Waterside campus at the University of Northampton and at the Abingdon Library in Northampton.

    Additional

    Information

    Progression

    This Module can be taken as a stand-alone module, for which 20 level 7 credits are awarded from the University of Northampton. Alternatively, it can form part of a Master’s Degree in Advancing Professional Practice.

  • The University’s general entry requirements apply. We will also accept candidates who lack academic qualifications, but have clinical or managerial experience of leading in dementia as Associate students, if they show ability to achieve level 7 study.

    .

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    A Master’s degree in Advancing Professional Practice is made up from compulsory modules and designated modules. The Advanced Dementia Care module is one of the designated modules that can be taken as part of a Master’s degree.

    Module content

    The module content will explore:

    • Living with dementia from the perspective of the person themselves and their carers.
    • Person‐centred care.
    • Communication with people with dementia.
    • Designing Dementia Friendly environments.
    • Ethical and Legal Dilemmas.
    • Leadership and Change Developing local community‐based support initiatives.
    • Leading a national dementia organisation.
    • Developing dementia pathways and commissioning services.
    • Policy into Practice Developing Dementia Friendly organisations and communities.
    • Network design and multi‐professional practice.
    • Research into practice Evaluating local dementia services.
    • Developing national guidelines for diagnostic processes and post diagnostic support for YOD.
    • How evidence can influence policy‐ practical examples.
  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Module costs: £820 per 20 credit module

    Study Days cost: £95

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour