Caring for people with dementia, NU3311 Short Course

Caring for people with dementia, NU3311 Short Course
At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

12 days in the classroom over 12 weeks (40 credits at level 6), Supported by E-Learn.


School of Sport and Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Next cohort: January 2020

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.


Course Content

Course Outline:
This module addresses current thinking, research and practice in caring for people with dementia, and their informal carers. It aims to reflect the breadth of care experiences that people with dementia may have. It is open to qualified nurses, and other health and social care professionals who work with people with dementia in mental or physical health care, or learning disability settings.


The module discusses the dementing illnesses, assessment strategies for people with dementia, and principles of person-centred care for people with dementia in a range of settings. The needs of informal carers and professional interventions to assist carers will also be considered. Central to the module is the notion that professionals must empathise with people with dementia at both emotional and cognitive levels.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

5,000 word project in which the student picks a particular aspect of working with people with dementia in the student’s own area of care, and evaluates that aspect in the light of evidence and its applicability to the student’s own practice.

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Learning outcome & aims

Core dimensions 1-6

Health and wellbeing 1-8

Information and knowledge 1-3

General 1-2

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Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Fees & Funding

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.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

Contact Details

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

Module information: Eve Potts, Lecturer 01772 895134 Email:



About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839