Partnerships in Dementia Care

This short, university credit bearing course will introduce you to the professional, ethical and legal dilemmas within the context of quality of life, age and culture surround dementia.

Online course description

This course will introduce you to the professional, ethical and legal dilemmas within the context of quality of life, age and culture surround dementia. The theme ‘person centred care’ will underpin the course and you will explore cognitive and behavioural methods of intervention for the client.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate frameworks for effective, collaborative high quality interventions based on person-centred care
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of multidisciplinary perspectives of Dementia and approaches to care

Course content

  • 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
  • Leadership structures
  • Models of practice management
  • Person centred care including cognitive and behavioural methods of intervention
  • Underpinning practice and use of evidence in Dementia care
  • Communication and Compassion
  • The impact and involvement of care givers and their families
  • How a town “Social Network Organisation” could become a supporter of Dementia Care

Fees and funding

‡2020/21 Fees for new entrants / Starting between September 2020 and August 2021.

UK/EU fee: £840

International fee: £840

2021/22 Fees for new entrants / Starting between September 2021 and August 2022.

UK/EU fee: £945

International fee: £945

Course requirements

You will:

  • Be able to provide evidence of previous study at Level 5 (such as University Diploma or equivalent) or above in a subject area related to health and social care.
  • Be a health care professional registered with a UK health regulator such as, and not limited to: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), General Dental Council (GDC), General Medical Council (GMC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Have access to an environment where you will be able to apply your skills to achieve the individual course learning outcomes. This does not specifically need to be employment and could include voluntary work

Course Website  
( https://www.derby.ac.uk/short-courses-cpd/online/partnerships-in-dementia-care/ )

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