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Delivering Evidence Based Dementia Care Module

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MHR 3632
MHR 4632
September 2017
January 2018
One half day per week for 12 weeks
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Course leader
Mohammad Saib

Develop specialist knowledge and advanced skills in evidence based care for dementia suffers and their carers in this short course designed for a wide range of practitioners including social workers, health workers, government agency professionals and volunteers.

Why study the Delivering Evidence Based Dementia Care 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 working in a diverse range of sectors including health and/or social care (acute, continuing, statutory, private and voluntary), the prison service, government agencies and more.

Taught by an experienced practitioner at our state-of-the-art London campus, this course will equip you with the literature searching skills and critical appreciation of research to confidently review best practice in dementia assessment and interventions that will enhance your practice.

Through a series of lectures and seminars, you will explore the evidence base for key therapies including reality orientation, reminiscence, validation, cognitive stimulation training and counselling, with particular focus on socio-cultural and ethical factors, such as minority groups and the law.

Delivered in weekly half-day study sessions that focus on your mastery of the psycho-social and pharmacological interventions available in dementia care, this course will challenge you to reflect and evolve your current practice while also gaining substantial academic credits to put towards further study in the future.

What will you study on Delivering Evidence Based Dementia Care 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 and seminars you will explore the legal and ethical issues related to your practice including the evidence-base for therapies such as:

  • Reality orientation
  • Reminiscence therapy
  • Validation therapy
  • Cognitive stimulation training
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Activities therapies
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Pharmacological treatments

As part of this course you will also examine the complex needs experienced by people with dementia, from diagnosis to end of life, in a socio-cultural context that includes the specific challenges for minority groups, ethnic communities, younger people, and those with learning disabilities.

Armed with these valuable skills and insights you will not only enhance your practice but increase your career prospects and gain academic credits that can be put towards further study in the future.


This course is assessed through a 3000-word critical appraisal of a therapeutic intervention(s) relevant to the care of a person with dementia, with reference to the evidence base and its application to practice.

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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