Supporting the Person with Dementia in a Care Setting

 

Supporting the Person with Dementia in a Care Setting

This 20-credit module is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to support the person with dementia and their carers within a care setting.  The module will enable students to manage practical issues in relation to dementia care. The module can be undertaken at Level 6 or Level 7; this will depend on previous academic qualifications and/or experiential learning. 

This course is ideal for you if you are a registered practitioner (Nursing or Allied Heath) currently working with people living with dementia.

This module can also be undertaken as an optional module on the MSc Professional Practice (therefore it counts towards a Masters’s degree) or as a standalone module (therefore the student receives a certificate of completion).

MODULE CODE CAMPUS DURATION START DATE
CA3S031 Lower Glyntaff Campus Spring-Summer Term Thursday 4th February 2021
NP4S011 Lower Glyntaff Campus Spring-Summer Term Thursday 4th February 2021

The nature of dementia: this includes learning about the current understanding of what dementia is (from medical, psychosocial and legal/ethical perspectives), signs and symptoms, and possible causes, treatments and therapeutic interventions.  The philosophy of a person-centred approach is fundamental to the module.  The concepts of well-being and ill-being will be explored.  The purpose is to give the participant comprehension (and develop empathy) of why a person with dementia behaves and feels the way they do.

A range of practical skills will be explored including identifying and discussing a range of supportive interventions aimed at the person with dementia (and carer if applicable). 

The module will consider contemporary evidence-based therapeutic approaches.  These will include interventions to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of the person with dementia and family carers. 

The module runs on alternate Thursday’s from 4th February 2021 to 6th  May 2021, with the essay submission date of 3rd June 2021.

 You will be taught through a mixture of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Directed study
  • Independent study

As this is a 20 credit module, there is an expectation that students will undertake 200 hours of learning.

Lecturers

  • Darren Prince (module manager)
  • Karyn Davies (deputy module manager)
  • A variety of clinicians with particular expertise will also facilitate some taught sessions as well.


For level six (CA3S031), you will need to be a Registered practitioner (Nursing or Allied Heath) currently working with people living with dementia.

For level seven (NP4S011), you will also need to have attained an upper second class degree classification prior to undertaking this module.

Summative Assessment:

CA3S031:

3,000 word written assignment and 15 minute presentation

NP4S011:

3,600 word written assignment and 15 minute presentation


Module team will support all students undertaking the module.  Each student will be allocated a designated lecturer to support students with their academic work.

You will have access to:

  • LRC (including access to online databases via FIND IT)
  • Academic support (via module team)
  • Student support (Study Skills via the Advice Zone)

Interested in Applying?

Contact Darren Prince to register your interest.