The Advanced Certificate in Caring for People with Dementia will stimulate continuing growth in understanding, an enhanced knowledge base and research awareness and other personal development necessary for the provision of an empathic and effective service.
It is tailored to assist healthcare professionals develop a greater understanding and commitment to 'person centred care'. The course aims to promote the continued development within the professional career, of an active interest and drive towards evaluating and reflecting upon current practice to inform approaches to care.
AWARD TYPE: AdvCert
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: One semester. There will be 10 study days in the University and two network days arranged by the student
SCHOOL: School of Nursing
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: January
Applicants should normally be registered first level nurses, other professionals such as social worker, occupational therapist; physiotherapist may access the course.
A further requirement is that the professional, from whatever background, will be involved directly with the client group at the focus of this certificate.
The overall aims of the programme are:
The curriculum for this course was developed to be as comprehensive as possible and includes:
- Reality orientation
- Reminiscence and life review
- Music therapy
- Dynamic psychotherapy
- Validation therapy
- Occupational therapy
This double module aims to deepen the knowledge base of the individual, stimulate literature and research review and develop the skilled practice of the individual. To achieve this, the following approaches will be utilised:
Formative assessment - The student will maintain a reflective learning journal, which documents insights gained from study and practice, critical incident analysis and appraisal of own skill development.
Summative assessment - 5,000 word project. This work will explore a chosen therapeutic intervention approach, its use in practice and methods of monitoring its effectiveness (100%).
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 893836/ 3839