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Advanced Dementia Care

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    3 months part-time

  • Starting:

    October 2019

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Overview


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.

Updated 18/05/2021

Highlights


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

Course Content


  • 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.

      • Module code: APELM001
        Status: Designate
        The module is designed for students who currently work in a professional capacity who wish to include their work experience within an academic award. It offers the learner the opportunity to present evidence that they have achieved a level of experience knowledge and understanding within their particular domain of practice which may be recognised as equivalent to learning at Level 7. The specific amount of credits claimed by the student will be determined by the bredth and depth of professional experience as bench-marked against professional standards and recognised performance indicators of advanced practice roles. Academic credits will be awarded based on the level of academic reflection and critque demonstrated and in relation to the quality of evidence provided. All evidence presented as aprt of this module must be independently verfiable (e.g evidenced through documentation or testimonial).
      • Module code: APELM002
        Status: Designate
        The module is designed for students who currently work in a professional capacity who wish to include their work experience within an academic award. It offers the learner the opportunity to present evidence that they have achieved a level of experience knowledge and understanding within their particular domain of practice which may be recognised as equivalent to learning at Level 7. The specific amount of credits claimed by the student will be determined by the bredth and depth of professional experience as bench-marked against professional standards and recognised performance indicators of advanced practice roles. Academic credits will be awarded based on the level of academic reflection and critque demonstrated and in relation to the quality of evidence provided. All evidence presented as aprt of this module must be independently verfiable (e.g evidenced through documentation or testimonial).
      • Module code: APELM003
        Status: Designate
        The module is designed for students who currently work in a professional capacity who wish to include their work experience within an academic award. It offers the learner the opportunity to present evidence that they have achieved a level of experience knowledge and understanding within their particular domain of practice which may be recognised as equivalent to learning at Level 7. The specific amount of credits claimed by the student will be determined by the bredth and depth of professional experience as bench-marked against professional standards and recognised performance indicators of advanced practice roles. Academic credits will be awarded based on the level of academic reflection and critque demonstrated and in relation to the quality of evidence provided. All evidence presented as aprt of this module must be independently verfiable (e.g evidenced through documentation or testimonial).
      • Module code: LAWM011
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM008
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to advance students interpersonal communication skills and increase knowledge of evidence based psychological approaches. This will then enable students to ultisise current best practice recommendations and promote wellbeing.
      • Module code: NURM012
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM016
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM037
        Status: Designate
        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 pathwaysThis 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 module therefore explores the recent policy developments innovations in practice and contemporary evidence-base in dementia care.
      • Module code: NURM038
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM039
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM040
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM041
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM046
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM047
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: OTHM003
        Status: Designate
        The fundamental philosophy of occupational therapy is the use of occupation as a therapeutic tool. This module will enable students to explore debate and evaluate their understanding and application of the concepts of occupation within a professional and practice contexts.
      • Module code: OTHM004
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: OTHM007
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: OTHM008
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: OTHM009
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is enable you to critically appraise current approaches and research in clinical practice. It will encourage you to reflect on your practice and critically review the effectiveness of your outcomes in relation to empowering and enabling the individuals and communities that you are working with.This module will enable you to analyse the changing work environments and to examine the reasons for and consequences of change. Problem solving and strategic planning to meet and manage change will be fundamental principles underpinning the teaching and learning within this module. Throughout the module you will be encouraged to apply your learning to practice.
      • Module code: OTHM010
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is for the student to acquire appropriate evidence to critically reflect on the evidence apply knowledge concepts and research techniques to a professional question or problem and make recommendations to improve professional practice. Students are required to identify an area of current practice and to identify potential developments using recognised techniques from health and social care (i.e. audit or evaluation primary research or systematic review). Where relevant this project can be tailored to address service/employer priorities. This module develops project specific skills relevant to the method of inquiry selected. The module will develop the student's ability to work independently and to reflect on the subject specific professional practice.
      • Module code: PODM007
        Status: Designate
        Every health and social care organisation is made up of individuals whose behaviour individually or collectively will impact on its ability to succeed and develop. This module considers a range of theories tools and techniques with consideration of contemporary political and social influences to help students understand and lead people working within health and social care organisations.
      • Module code: PODM010
        Status: Designate
        This module aims to extend the practitioner?s knowledge of anatomy pharmacology and pathology as well as the safety ethical and legal issues associated with the use of injection therapy. Practitioners will need to organize their own mentorship program of ten supervised injections in order to gain practice in the use of injection therapy complete the module and be deemed competent to practice the skills and knowledge gained on the course autonomously. Support in doing this will be given by the module team.
      • Module code: PODM011
        Status: Designate
        The module will equip learners with specialist knowledge of disease states which compromise the lower limb. This will include consideration of the pathophysiology pharmacological management assessment and management strategies of a range of conditions including diabetes mellitus. The role of the wider multiprofessional team in relation to pathways of care will be considered.
      • Module code: PSCM001
        Status: Designate
        Healthcare Practitioners working in a variety of settings may be required to undertake physical and psycho-social assessments of patients. This module will enable those practitioners to gain skills and knowledge to undertake a complete patient history and to use enhanced assessment skills to describe and report on their observations and findings.
      • Module code: PSCM002
        Status: Designate
        Following patient assessment the health care practitioner is required to produce a proposed plan of care. To do this he/she requires a greater understanding of the relevant theoretical perspectives that support the initiation of clinical investigations and/or the ordering of X-rays and medication.
      • Module code: SLSM004
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: SWKM006
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: SWKM007
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: SWKM008
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: SWKM009
        Status: Designate
  • 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.

  • 2021/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Module costs: £830 per 20 credit module
    • Study Days cost: £95
    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Module costs: £825 per 20 credit module
    • Study Days cost: £95

    Please contact Karen Edwards for further information about fees for this module.

  • 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.

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