Dementia is a mental condition characterized by loss of cognitive functions such as thinking, remembering or reasoning. Dementia is commonly treated as deficit and dysfunction, as it disturbs and negatively influences one’s daily life and activities. Learning how to take a person-centered approach critically challenges common perceptions of dementia. This course focuses on creating a positive impact and practicing maintaining well being and dignity of people diagnosed with dementia.
The motto of the University of Hull is Lampada Ferens, which translates to “carrying the light of learning”, and that is what the University has been doing, sharing the light with thousands of people worldwide. It is the 14th oldest University in England with proud academic excellence and inspiring life-changing research. Situated in Kingston upon Hull, it is a public research University.
This course is offered 100% online, so you don’t need to interrupt your work or personal commitments to study, and you can study anytime from any place in the world.
The course content is based on an engaging and interactive mix of video, podcasts and online presentations, with links to further resources and downloadable materials.
You will be encouraged to take part in online discussion forums to interact with your global network of peers. Online interaction will enable sharing perspectives and debating current topics and issues.
This programme ensures regular interaction with members of the academic team through webinars and sharing feedback.
All programme content is available online through easy-to-use, intuitive online learning platform ensuring a direct access via desktop or your mobile device.
"The course has helped me help my patients. I plan to use this experience in influencing other clinicians in the NHS." -Megha Samuel, MSc Dementia
Also Read MSc student Lucy discussion on this issue in one of her assignments. How can language change attitudes to Dementia?
In order to qualify for the programme the following requirements need to be met:
• A minimum 2.2 Honours degree or international equivalent in a related subject (such as nursing, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, or similar). If you don’t have a 2.2 Honours degree or international equivalent in a related subject, equivalent professional qualifications/personal experience (such as a Diploma in Nursing) may be considered, along with a portfolio of evidence and a 1,000 word essay to support your application.
• CV including a current professional or voluntary role which requires regular direct contact with people with dementia.
• One professional or academic reference.
• An IELTS 6.0 score (with minimum 5.5 in each skill) if your first language isn’t English.
05 September 2022Enquire for this programme