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Course code: OLPAY Level: 7
Dementia is a global issue that affects millions of people across the world and with an aging population, dementia is fast becoming one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century.
This Postgraduate Certificate in Partnerships in Dementia Care is aimed at a wide range of health and social care professionals working in and around dementia. Whether you are enhancing your career or have a general interest in this area of study, this course is ideal for developing the knowledge you need to make a real difference to people’s lives.
Practitioners are being called upon to lead change within their organisation on both clinical and strategic fronts, increasing the demand for qualified specialists in dementia care. Consultations with key partners, stakeholders and students highlights the demand for flexible, inter-professional, postgraduate programmes to help health and social care professionals meet the specific care needs of those living with dementia.
Expand and advance your understanding of dementia care
This course will help you to expand and advance your understanding of dementia care, while teaching you how to apply these skills to your own health and social care setting. This course will also enable you to assess and support the impact your actions will have on the future of integrative practice, developing an advanced professional approach to integrative care for people living with dementia.
You will study three modules over the duration of one year, studying one module per trimester. In studying this Postgraduate Certificate, you will gain an advanced understanding of the multidisciplinary perspectives in dementia care, developing a framework to form effective high quality care that is in line with local, national and international policies.
You will gain a qualification in dementia care that allows you to offer employers a specific and unique skillset for use within a practice setting as well as the ability to imbed your skills and knowledge to help meet the needs of those living with dementia.
Our academic programme team bring with them a wealth of knowledge with many years’ experience in the health and social care sector. We recognise that health and social care professionals are required to have a wide range of specific and transferable skills and this programme offers you the diversity to develop these skills while supporting you through your career development. This course reflects the changing requirements within the health and social care sector that expects skilled and flexible professionals to adapt and lead developments in their own specific area of practice.
Aimed at professionals working in and around dementia care
This Postgraduate Certificate is available to study part-time and is delivered fully online. You will study three modules whilst addressing the core aspects of Dementia Care:
- Advanced Integrative Practice
- Social Consequences of Dementia Care
- Partnerships in Dementia Care
The Postgraduate Certificate in Partnerships in Dementia Care is the result of very thorough and informative discussions with key stakeholders both regionally and nationally. It aims to deliver the flexibility, skills and knowledge professionals seek to progress throughout their career and to make a difference in the workplace. This course ensures professional standards are met and also counts towards your CPD for the year, enabling progressive structured improvement in your role.
This course is particularly beneficial for primary care, mental health nurses and community nurses, general practitioners, public health care workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, care home managers, social workers and those working in the emergency services (including the police and fire services). The knowledge and skills gained from studying this programme will enhance your ability to develop your career and enrich your professional practice.