PGCert, PGDip, MSc
This part-time MSc in Dementia Studies is available by distance learning for established practitioners and professionals; managers and supervisors; older persons’ champions and leaders; consultants and trainers; policy makers; dementia care change agents; quality managers in health and social care.
The aim of the programme is to improve dementia care through developing students’ capacity to manage change in personal and organisational practice. Students will develop a critical engagement with the full range of evidence and theoretical and ethical frameworks underlying dementia care. There will be an emphasis on user perspectives, social justice, quality of life, social inclusion, multiprofessional working and workplace experience.
The three-year programme allows study up to MSc level with stepping-off points at Postgraduate Certificate (year one) and Postgraduate Diploma (year two) levels.
PGCert in Dementia Studies
This consists of two core modules and one optional module. Core modules: The experience of dementia; Dementia care: guiding principles. Optional modules: Evidence-based dementia care; The brain and behaviour: implications for dementia care practice; Dementia and society. Elective studies in dementia care and research.
PGDip in Dementia Studies
This consists of one core module and two optional modules. Core module: Practice development and organisational change. Optional modules: Ethical and legal issues in dementia; Activities and occupation in dementia care; Audit and evaluation in dementia care; Research literacy and design (completion of one of these latter two modules is required for progression to the MSc); any optional module from PGCert not already taken.
MSc in Dementia Studies
Core module: Dissertation.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission