Improving Dementia Care

Our online, undergraduate course ‘Improving Dementia Care’ is a 15 week distance learning course. This module is designed for health and social care practitioners looking to improve their knowledge and practice in the field of dementia care.

Study method: Online, Part-time

  • Module code DEMU9D1
  • Start date Autumn 2017
  • Application deadline 01 August
  • Duration 15 weeks online study with 1 day on campus
  • Days on campus 1
  • Credit value SCQF 10 20
  • Fees £675

Entrance Requirements

Practice experience, enthusiasm and commitment to study.


The course aims are:

  • to improve knowledge of current approaches to care and support to people with dementia and those who care for them; and
  • to develop better understanding of how to promote change in dementia care, improving outcomes for people with dementia.

Structure and Content

The University of Stirling is committed to world class education and research, with a pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence.

In joining our distance learning courses in dementia studies, you will become part of an international, multi-disciplinary community of students and academics, committed to creating change and improving dementia practice and the experiences of living with dementia.

Our education takes a theory-based and practice-oriented approach to consider the diversity of living and dying with dementia. It encourages collaborative, inter-disciplinary, critical and reflexive learning and it seeks to produce leaders of change in the dementia field.

Delivery and Assessment

A single blended learning course worth 20 credits at SCQF level 10, including one introductory session (that takes place online or at the University of Stirling campus) followed by 14 weeks of online learning.

Module Co-ordinator(s)

Dr Richard Ward

Application Procedure

For more information contact the programme administrator at or on 01786 467681.

improving dementia care application form

Application deadline Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:59:00 BST

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