- Study Mode: Part Time
- Location: Uxbridge
- Duration: 15 Weeks
- Start Date: February and September 2022
Led by our experienced and supportive staff, this course will help develop your knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia.
Want to enhance your skills with one of our short courses? To apply for one of our Continuing Professional Development courses, please use our application portal. If you are being funded as part of an NHS contract, please apply through our dedicated NHS application portal.
Fees and Funding
Covering the costs of your professional development may now be easier than you think. There are many ways you can fund your course, such as employer/NHS sponsorship. There is also the option to pay in instalments to help spread the cost.
Credits: 30 credits at Level 6.
Why study this subject?
This course is aimed at health practitioners who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in caring for people with dementia, as well as their carers.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
This short course enables you to evaluate the principles and practices of dementia care.
Over 15 weeks, you'll develop the knowledge to promote awareness of dementia, which in-turn will influence patient safety and team performance.
You'll be able to apply what you learn to your own discipline and appraise the need for timely assessment and appropriate, individualised, interventions for patients with varying levels of dependency.
You'll also explore your own practice and critically reflect on how patient safety, team performance, and inter-professional working can be improved.
What will I study?
We'll cover areas like:
- assessment and interventions for patients who have an altered physical status
- altered psychological status and altered social status secondary to dementia
- the concept of patient-centred care in dementia and an understanding of the patient journey to ensure specific needs such as care planning and communication are met
- the roles of relatives, friends, and the extended healthcare team in supporting a patient with dementia.
On successful completion of the module, you should be able to:
- critically appraise and integrate evidence-based knowledge to a multi-professional team approach for person-centred dementia care
- demonstrate the application of in-depth knowledge and understanding of the neurobiological basis of dementia and link these changes to the clinical presentation of the disease
- discuss and critically analyse the key issues contributing to effective person-centred dementia care
- demonstrate appropriate patient management, promoting maximum independence and safety within the context of your own professional discipline.
How will I be taught and assessed?
This module is available at Level 6 and Level 7. You can also choose to study this course, without credits attached. If you choose this option will be awarded a certificate of Continuing Professional Development hours but will not be required to undertake the final assessment.
This course meets all of the requirements of the Tier 3 Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework - Leadership in Dementia Care.
At BNU, we recognise roles in this field are hands-on – that’s why you’ll take part in simulated learning experiences using our specialised facilities dedicated to nursing at our Uxbridge campus.
What are the course entry requirements?
To apply for this course you must be a healthcare professional currently employed in a relevant area of practice, interacting on a regular basis with people who have dementia.
What are the tuition fees
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