We will advise you of your study plan when you are invited to enrol.
You will need to complete the following three core 20 credit modules at level 7. A total of 60 credits.
- Advanced Integrative Practice
This module provides an introduction to Advanced Integrative Practice, and covers such areas as Decision Making and Problem solving, Autonomous Practice and Critical Thinking.
For this programme Advanced Practice means: “Autonomous working using high level decision-making and effective problem-solving skills, influenced by specialist knowledge in order to improve practice”. Within this core module it is our intention to encapsulate the essence of Masters level education by incorporating the information literacy skills required at Masters level and applying them to health & social care academic practice.
Increasingly, practitioners are being called upon to lead change towards Integrative person centred care within their organisation on both clinical and strategic fronts. You will be directed to apply the key constructs of Advanced Practice to Integrative Health and Social Care contexts.
The module will be delivered by drawing upon traditional teaching and learning strategies in terms of lectures, guest lectures and seminars. These strategies are coupled with more innovative approaches including critical video reviews, seminars and self-directed study.
- Core module
- Partnerships in Dementia Care
The module introduces the professional, ethical and legal dilemmas within the context of quality of life, age and culture surrounding Dementia. Through collaborative exploration of leadership structures, models of practice, management, efficiency, effectiveness and consistent quality and performance you will propose interventions to enhance Dementia Care within clinical practice. The theme ‘person centred care’ will underpin the module and you will explore cognitive and behavioural methods of intervention for the client.
After completing this module, you will have learnt how to create a framework for effective, collaborative high quality interventions based on person-centred care, as well as demonstrate an advanced understanding of multidisciplinary perspectives of Dementia and approaches to care.
Topics covered will include the professional, ethical and legal dilemmas associated with the care of individuals living with Dementias in relation to context, quality of life, age and culture. Furthermore, you will learn about models of practice management, underpinning practice and use of evidence in Dementia care and the impact and involvement of care givers and their families.
- Core module
- Social Consequences of Dementia Care
Recognition of the trajectory of the disease and the challenges associated with assisting people to maintain as much independence as possible, through the stages of dementia, is a key focus of a modern health and social care system. The module aims to develop skills required of an advanced practitioner capable of autonomous working within their practice setting.
You will build on you understanding of Dementia as an ‘impairment’, differentiate between approaches and models of care, understand the barrier to the maintenance of personhood and apply evidence to practice appropriate to your health or social care context.
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the context of local and national health and social initiatives in dementia care and explore the implications for practitioners. You will also critically evaluate barriers to maintaining personhood; and critically reflect on their own role in developing a service improvement project/initiative.
- Core module