PG Certificate Leadership in Dementia Care


Attendance
Part Time
Award
Postgraduate Certificate



This unique part-time programme aims to transform the care experience and quality of life of people with dementia. The goal is to achieve better awareness, early diagnosis and high quality treatment at every stage and in every setting within dementia services so we welcome a range of health and care professionals.

You will experience the highest standard of academic and clinical education from passionate, dedicated staff. Teaching is research-led, so you will discover the very latest practices and techniques. You will also benefit from small teaching groups, a close-knit and supportive learning culture.

This programme is part of a range of courses which will enable you to develop your clinical skills and expertise in dementia, helping to improve the quality of life for your patients and changing the way dementia services are provided.

Overview

There are estimated to be around 750,000 people in the UK who are living with Dementia, and as the population of the UK is ageing, the number of people diagnosed with this condition is rising. Despite excellent levels of care from service providers around the country, there is much to be done if this level of person-centred care is to be upheld. The aim is for all Dementia care across the UK to be delivered with compassion, respect, sensitivity and understanding within a culture of enablement and support.

This unique part-time programme aims to transform the care experience and quality of life of people with dementia. It is aimed at health or care professionals looking to develop or continue a career in dementia care and who are passionate about ensuring dementia care is delivered with compassion, respect, sensitivity and understanding within a culture of enablement and support.

The goal is to achieve better awareness, early diagnosis and high quality treatment at every stage and in every setting within dementia services.

WHY CHOOSE LEADERSHIP IN DEMENTIA CARE AT UEA?

  • Quality Education - You will experience the highest standard of academic and clinical education from passionate, dedicated staff.
  • First-class facilities - Such as our assistive technology NEAT suite and Clinical Skills labs.
  • Innovative Learning - Including enquiry-based learning techniques and clinical skills acquisition, tackling real problems from real patients.
  • World-Leading Research - Teaching is research-led (92% of our research is 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' REF2014), so you will discover the very latest practices and techniques.
  • Supportive Culture - You will also benefit from small teaching groups and a close-knit and supportive learning culture.

THE PROGRAMME

This one year part-time course is structured into the following modules:

Year 1

  • Foundations of Person-Centred Dementia Care (20 credits)
  • Advanced Practice in Dementia Care (20 credits)
  • Managing Services (20 credits)

WHAT WILL THIS COURSE ENABLE ME TO DO?

You will develop your clinical skills and expertise in dementia, helping to improve the quality of life for your patients and changing the way dementia services are provided. Dementia is one of the biggest health challenges we face today. Your studies will help you become a specialist practitioner, a leader or a key influencer in this area.

By the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the key characteristics of dementia including the early signs and appreciate the association with other medical conditions and/or changes to the person’s general circumstances.
  • Provide effective support for family members and other carers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of person-centred care and communicate sensitively to support meaningful interaction.
  • Challenge inappropriate or poor care.

Course Modules

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • Degree Subject A health care profession
  • Degree Classification 2.2 or equivalent
  • Special Entry Requirements Current registration as a health professional with an appropriate professional statutory regulatory body and a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all component)
  • PTE: 68 (minimum 68 in all components)

All scores must be less than two years old.

Fees and Funding

Fees for the full course for the academic year 2016/17 are:  

  • UK/EU Students: £2,500

Part-time students can pay per module studied. However, module fees may be subject to an annual increase.

International applicants from outside the EU may need to pay a deposit. 

For those applying under the Health Education England contract, contract prices will apply.

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

You can apply online.

Further Information

To request further information & to be kept up to date with news & events please use our online enquiry form.

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

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