Health and Wellbeing of People with Dementia
Gain the knowledge to deliver modern dementia-related health care with a focus on the impact of the physical environment.
This module is available to all health, social care and allied healthcare professionals who are either working in practice or planning to return to practice.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS Academic or UKVI 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill.
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 59 in each sub-skill.
- IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.
See our information on English language requirements for more details on the language tests we accept and options to waive these requirements.
The objective of this module are to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of empirical research in dementia care.
- Critically review the impact of the physical environment on the wellbeing of people with dementia.
- Examine the impact of dementia among different population groups.
- Demonstrate understanding of pharmacological and non-pharmacological supports for people living with dementia.
Delivery and assessment
The module is delivered entirely online. Some students are anticipated to be working in posts that require on-call or shift working which means that to enhance the student experience and maximise online participation, this module is delivered flexibly. Teaching methods include synchronous (real time) tutorials that are recorded for students unable to attend, pre-recorded material and asynchronous (not real time) discussion boards. Online office hours for ongoing support will be regularly available.
The module is assessed by a 2500 word essay.
Dr Karen Watchman
The learning from this module will enhance your evidence based knowledge and understanding to inform your practice and can be used as part of your academic and professional development.