Explore needs-led dementia assessment and diagnosis while developing person-centred approaches to care which respect individuality and personal choice. Understand neuropathology in dementia, how it affects a person’s mental, physical and emotional capacity. And learn about the broader ethical and legal issues relating to dementia.
If you have a specialist professional interest in caring for older people with dementia, or if you already work in this area, our course will enhance your understanding and skills. You’ll learn a range of care strategies to use in your practice, whether you’re a mental health nurse, social worker, occupational therapist, care assistant or other professional.
Government policy places the needs of people with dementia at the forefront of contemporary care priorities. Therefore, on this course you'll learn person-centred approaches which are underpinned by respect for individuality, personal choice and family support.
You’ll learn how changes in the brain can affect a person with dementia, and how this impacts on the way that person may think, feel and behave. You’ll consider how dementia is assessed and diagnosed.
You’ll explore the broader ethical and legal issues relating to dementia and those who care for them. You’ll consider contemporary research and policy issues, and how they inform best practice and service provision. You’ll develop your understanding of needs-led assessment within person-centred working, and how health and social care professionals work in partnership with the person, their carers, and each other.
For assessment, you'll submit a 6,000-word written assignment in the form of a case study of a person from your practice area who has been diagnosed with dementia.
Practising mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, care assistants, or other health or social care professionals.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
To join this course, you will:
Short course continuing professional development (6 weeks)
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
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