Online course details

UK/EU fee

£840 (2021/22)

International fee

£840 (2021/22)

Course level

Level 6

Course credits

20 credits

Next course date

31 January 2022

Duration

10 weeks

Delivery

Tutored online learning

Location

Online

Online course description

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. This course aims to develop skills required of you as an advanced practitioner capable of autonomous working within your practice setting. 

You will build on your 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.

This course is suitable for a range of staff from health and social care settings such as adult nurses, mental health nurses, social workers and occupational therapists, but also including those who work in nursing homes and community settings, those who provide integrated services, Prison services and care for people with a diagnosis of dementia.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the context of local and national health and social care initiatives in dementia care and explore the implications for practitioners
  2. Critically evaluate barriers to maintaining personhood
  3. Critically reflect on their own role in developing a service improvement project/initiative

Course content

Benefits

Offset course credits towards BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-Up)

If you are a registered nurse but do not have a degree qualification, once you’ve completed this course you could offset the 20 credits towards our online BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-Up) degree. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

Alternatively, if you are a health and social care practitioner you may wish to offset the 20 credits by progressing to the online BSc (Hons) Integrative Health and Social Care (Top-Up) degree.

Fees and funding

2021/22 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2021 and August 2022.

UK/EU fee: £840

International fee: £840

2022/23 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2022 and August 2023.

UK/EU fee: £840

International fee: £840

About your fees

Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

Course requirements

You will:

English language qualification

You'll also normally require one of the following English language qualifications:

If English is not your first language you will need one of the following English language qualifications.

We may accept other equivalent English Language qualifications with supporting evidence so please provide full details with your application.

Pre-Diploma/International qualifications

You may still be eligible to join this course if you have a pre-Diploma qualification (e.g. RGN, RMN, RSCN, RNLD, EN) or if your international qualification (diploma or degree) in a Health and Social Care related subject does not equate to UK Higher Education Level 5. This is subject to meeting the following requirements:

If the above applies, there is an access route at level 5 (Diploma level) which requires you to successfully complete the Certificate of Credit in Health and Social Care Studies prior to joining this module.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) for health professionals

If you are employed by the NHS in the East Midlands (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire or Northamptonshire) you may be eligible for fee-free access to this course.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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