Caring for People with Dementia

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.


Level: Undergraduate
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part-time
Duration: One semester
Module Code: NU3311
Campus: Preston
Start Date: April 

Course overview

The overall aims of the programme are:

  • The enhancement of a knowledge and understanding base in relation to the care of individuals with dementia and their carers
  • A stimulated interest to review the literature, to network with other professionals and to stay at the forefront of service development
  • To assist the healthcare worker to directly provide evidence based care and also to support the network of others involved in the providing of that care.

Entry requirements

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.


This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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