Dementia and the Environment
This module explores the role of design and the environment in supporting and caring for people living with dementia.
This pathway is intended for applicants who do not already have a first degree. We require some work-based experience in dementia care.
- to examine and explore different theories and perspectives on dementia, ageing, place and space • to examine the evidence base on dementia and the environment and its implications for policy and practice
- to critically reflect on your own practice in light of the knowledge and insights gained through this module
- to gain direct experience in environmental auditing and other place-based skills to enhance dementia practice
Structure and content
Delivery and assessment
The module is organised around participation in three discussion boards, supported by a module workbook and recommended reading each week. There is a final summative assignment that carries 100% of the grade for the module.
Dates on campus
On completion of this module, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an awareness of the evidence base concerning dementia and the environment and of the emerging themes and debates within this field. 2. Acquire and apply knowledge of the different theories and paradigms that shape an understanding of dementia and the environment. 3. Apply knowledge of specific environmental and technological approaches and interventions in the field of dementia care and be able to demonstrate their significance to their own practice.