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Meeting the Needs of People with Dementia and their Carers Module

Learn about the course below
Code
MHR 3631
MHR 4631
Start
September 2017
January 2018
Duration
One half day per week for 12 weeks
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
See the Fees and funding tab
Course leader
Mohammad Saib

Develop specialist knowledge and skills for working with dementia sufferers and their carers in our short course designed for a wide range of practitioners including social workers, health workers, government agency professionals and volunteers.

Why study the Meeting the Needs of People with Dementia and their Carers Module at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex we recognise the needs and challenges for mental health practitioners working with dementia sufferers in a wide range of settings. That's why we have developed this course to be beneficial for professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds including health and/or social care (acute, continuing, statutory, private and voluntary), the prison service, government agencies and more.

Taught by experienced practitioners who specialise in dementia care, this course will equip you with the requisite knowledge and skills to enhance the quality of life of your clients and their carers with opportunities to critically reflect on your own work and develop as an innovative leader in clinical practice.

Through a series of lectures, seminars and workshops you will explore the complexities of dementia and how to apply a humanistic person-centred approach to your work. You'll also examine characteristics of professional-client relationships in various therapeutic contexts with particular focus on the changes that occur in family and social relationships as a result of dementia.

Designed to enable you to maintain your employment while studying through weekly study sessions at our state-of-the-art London campus, this course will not only enhance your practice and career prospects but award you with 15 credits at Level 6 or 7 to put towards Dementia Care & Practice GradCert/PGCert or any other relevant BSc or MSc programme award.

What will you study on the Meeting the Needs of People with Dementia and their Carers Module?

Devised to enable you to maintain your professional employment while studying, this course is delivered in weekly half-day study sessions at our London campus.

Through a series of lectures, seminars and workshops you will explore the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Dementia
  • Models of Dementia Care
  • Communication
  • Assessment
  • Socio-political context
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Approaches
  • Developing an Action Plan
  • Listening to the voices of people with Dementia
  • Living with dementia
  • Carers' Day
  • The vulnerable adult
  • Impact of caring
  • Therapeutic professional-client/carer
  • Reflective practice
  • Clinical Supervision

Designed to equip you with the advanced knowledge and clinical skills specified by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NIHCE) and Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE), this course will not only enhance your practice but increase your career prospects and award you with substantial academic credits that can be put towards further study in the future.

Assessment

For Level 6 module students:

  • 3000 word evidence-based action plan including a critical analysis of how practice in your own setting may be innovated or developed in order to improve care

For Level 7 module students:

  • 3000 word SWOT analysis and an evidence-based action plan that includes a critical analysis of current models of care within your sphere of practice and demonstration of how decision-making at all levels can impact on care practices

To be eligible for this module, you must be a post-qualification healthcare professional with six months experience as a qualified practitioner.

If you are studying this programme and your fees are being paid for by an NHS Trust under contract with the University, then please download an application form by following the link from our CPD health webpage.

If you are studying this programme and your fees are not being paid for by an NHS Trust under contract with the University (for example, you are funding your own studies), then please complete the Middlesex University application from our postgraduate applications webpage.

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

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