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Academic Modules and Courses - Dementia Education and Development for Individuals 

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Postgraduate Certificate Person-Centred Dementia Studies (Distance Learning) 

Applications are now open for prospective students to enrol on our brand new postgraduate programme. 

To complete a postgraduate certificate, you are required to complete a total of 60 credits from the selection below. Person-Centred Leadership: the VIPS Approach is the mandatory module and this must be completed, although it doesn’t have to be the first module completed.

Entry requirements

Applicants will require current experience of working with or supporting people with dementia, either through employment, regular voluntary work or caring.

Applicants should have either an honours degree at 2:2 level or above or qualifications and experience considered to be equivalent to the above. All students applying via this second route will be assessed by providing some pre-course writing to make sure that they can work at this level.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be expected to have reached a sufficient standard on admission to the programme (e.g. IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element, or equivalent).

Applicants being sponsored by their employer must provide evidence of employer approval and payment agreement. Evidence of employer approval and other supporting paperwork will be required prior to commencement.

2019/2020 Fees

UK and EU students

International

•15 credit module

£574

£831

•30 credit module

£1,148

£1,662

•Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

£2,297

£3,324

NB. Fees are revised annually and therefore if your course spans two academic years fees will vary.

Closing date for applications: The closing date for applying to start the PG Certificate and the Person Centred Leadership module in January 2020 is 9 December 2019

All modules can also be taken standalone and may be eligible for recognition of prior learning at other universities. The course content will reflect the requirements of the Dementia Training Standards Framework and will meet all of the Tier 3 leadership learning outcomes.

Module options

 

MDEM4001 Person-Centred Leadership: the VIPS Approach - Module Lead Professor Dawn Brooker

This 15 credit module is running from January to May 2020. It will then run again from September to January each year (semester 1). For more information please read the module flyer. 

To apply online to complete the standalone Person-Centred Leadership: the VIPS Approach module, please use this link.

MDEM4003 Expert Practice in Delivering Person-Centred Dementia Care - Module Lead Isabelle Latham

This 30 credit module is running from January 2020 to January 2021. It will run annually at the same time each year. If you wish to complete this as a standalone module, it can be completed as a Postgraduate Award in Professional Development.

Please apply from this webpage www.worcester.ac.uk/courses/professional-development-expert-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care-pg-award

MDEM4004 Supporting People Living with Advanced Dementia - Module Lead Mary Bruce

This 15 credit module is running from September 2020 to January 2021. It will run annually at the same time each year (semester 1). For more information please read the module flyer. Applications for the standalone Supporting People Living with Advanced Dementia module will open in early 2020.

Please join our mailing list for updates.

MDEM4005 Enabling Environments for People Living with Dementia - Module Lead Teresa Atkinson

This 15 credit module is running from September 2020 to January 2021. It will run annually at the same time each year (semester 1). For more information please read the module flyer. Applications for the standalone Enabling Environments for People Living with Dementia module will open in early 2020.

Please join our mailing list for updates. 

MDEM4006 Engagement and Empowerment in Dementia Studies - Module Lead Chris Russell

This 15 credit module is running from January to May 2021. It will run annually at the same time each year (semester 2). For more information please read the module flyer. Applications for the standalone Engagement and Empowerment in Dementia Studies module will open in September 2020.

Please join our mailing list for updates.

MDEM4007 Dementia in the Family Context - Module Lead Professor Tracey Williamson

This 15 credit module is running from January to May 2021. It will run annually at the same time each year (semester 2). For more information please read the module flyer. Applications for the standalone Engagement and Empowerment in Dementia Studies module will open in September 2020.

Please join our mailing list for updates.

 

For more information please visit: 

Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia Studies and/or  or Email: dementia@worc.ac.uk; Tel: 01905 542531.

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Postgraduate Award in Professional Development: Expert Practice in Delivering Person Centred Dementia Care  -  30 credits

 To complete a Postgraduate Award in Professional Development: Expert Practice in Delivering Person-Centred Dementia Care you are required to complete this 30 credit module: 

Module Code

Module Title and Module Lead

Starting

Credits

MDEM4003

Expert Practice in Delivering Person-Centred Dementia Care  Isabelle Latham

January 2020 (over 2 semesters)

30

The course delivered for this online award is one of the very few proven evidence-based interventions to safely reduce medication and improve quality of life and has been developed from the ‘Focussed Intervention Training and Support (FITS) into Practice’ course in care settings for people with dementia, complex needs and distressed behaviour.

It is specifically designed to provide dementia care practitioners from a variety of professional backgrounds with the skills, materials and know-how to deliver a practice-based programme to provide safe person-centred care with minimal use of psychotropic medication. Students undertaking this module can deliver this programme many times over and form an ongoing community of practice. The course will reflect the learning outcomes in the Dementia Training Standards Framework.

This course is offered on a part time basis only and runs once per year across two semesters. The module starts annually in semester two (January), and ends the following January. The closing date for the Expert Practice in Delivering Person-Centred Dementia Care starting in Janaury 2020 is 29 November 2019.

Students who complete the Expert Practice in Delivering Person-Centred Dementia Care module can choose to leave with this Postgraduate Award in Professional Development or use it towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Person-Centred Dementia Studies

Entry requirements

Course participants must have significant experience of delivering training, education and professional development to direct care staff and be in a position to deliver training and support to staff working in health and care organisations and have either an honours degree at 2:2 level or above or qualifications and experience considered to be equivalent to the above. All students applying via this second route will be assessed by providing some pre-course writing to make sure that they can work at this level.

Students whose first language is not English will be expected to have reached a sufficient standard on admission to the programme (e.g. IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element, or equivalent).

Students being sponsored by their employer must provide evidence of employer approval and payment agreement. Evidence of employer approval and other supporting paperwork will be required prior to commencement.

For more information please visit:

Professional development: PG Award or Email: dementia@worc.ac.uk or Tel: 01905 542531