We are proud that our positive impact to dementia through our online courses has been recognised by Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and we are now an active member of the Alliance.

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High quality free online learning experience

In 2016, the University of Derby received the OpenupEd quality label. This means that the University of Derby is recognised as operating in a continuous process of improving their MOOC offerings. By achieving this label the University of Derby demonstrates that it offers quality controlled MOOCs in compliance with benchmarks tailored to both online and open education and keeps up to date with the latest developments. Furthermore, that it uses the OpenupEd quality instrument for benchmarked self-assessment on MOOCs and takes measures of improvement accordingly.

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An accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office

We are proud to be an accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office for our online short courses and free courses, demonstrating that they conform to CPD best practice and are appropriate for inclusion in a formal CPD record.

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This massive open online course is equivalent to level 6 on the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ), however it does not hold any credits and can not be used as a top up for your University credits.

Throughout the learning process you will be awarded a Digital Open Badge for completing each unit. These are internationally recognised by many employers and educational institutions and will allow you to display your study achievements, even if you only wish to complete a specific unit.

Upon finishing the course, you will be issued an E-Certificate featuring all earned badges and stating that you have completed the full course, so that you can add it to your CV or education portfolio.

If you're interested in exploring what else University of Derby Online Learning has to offer, browse our online courses.

Course units

The course is made up of 6 units, each will require approximately 2 hours of study.

In this unit we will look at what dementia is and why it is important.

We will discover the importance of effective communication and will learn how to show compassion.

We will learn how to help those living with dementia to maintain independence, control and a good quality of life.

We will analyse whether the needs of people with dementia are met by governments and organisations worldwide.

We will appraise the concept of integrative care and consider why it is important in care generally, as well as in Dementia more specifically.

We will evaluate the current approaches to end of life care for people with dementia, maintaining personhood and quality of life.