Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Start date

September and January

Course length

10 weeks


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Module description

As Advanced Practitioners already working independently, you will be considering how these positive approaches to care will prepare you for the future challenges in this ever growing, and complex sphere of professional practice. You will be examining key concepts and principles of contemporary dementia care, drawing upon your own experiences and practice. Through a process of critical enquiry and whilst promoting person-centred care, the module aims to enable you with future service development within your own practice setting, working with individuals living with dementia across the lifespan.

About this module 

The module covers person centred assessment and positive risk management; communicating positively; equality, diversity and inclusion in service development; legal, ethical and professional issues; pharmacology and differential diagnosis; leadership and management; end of life care and service user involvement.

Who is this course for 

Advanced Practitioners 

Course team

The module leader is Alison Kilduff, Head of Mental Health Nursing and the module team consists of Heather Brundrett, Tracie Collett and Susan Stocks who are Senior Lecturers within the Mental Health Nursing programmes.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Entry requirements

Ability to work at Level 7, ability to reflect on practice scenarios of people living with dementia.

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees

If this is an LBR (Learning Beyond Registration) course, and you are eligible for LBR funding, the cost is funded by HEEM (Health Education East Midlands) - check the list of LBR courses.

If you are funding your own study, the full cost of this module is £800.

How to apply

Level 7

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact us

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) E: T: +44 (0)1332 591992

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Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.