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Evaluating Dementia Practice


Attendance mode

Start date(s)

4 months

Distance learning

UK and international students can apply

Learning and assessment

The module is delivered over 16-weeks, with 12 teaching weeks and four assessment weeks.

Within the 12 teaching weeks, the module content is delivered online via the University’s learning platform, Canvas. You will engage with your peers and tutors in six group discussions based on set activities (such as creating a ‘pen portrait’ of a person with dementia who is known to you; identifying negative uses of language about people with dementia; and selecting adapted methods for enhancing communication with a person with dementia).

You will also meet three times online in real-time tutorials, where you can discuss learning and practice.

Each module has a study guide and planner which will take you through the module and all the learning activities. You will have support from your module tutor and a personal academic tutor throughout the module. You are also encouraged to share your experience with others on the course who work in a variety of health and social care roles from around the world.

There are two formal opportunities to gain formative feedback from your tutors about your assignment, including the option to submit a full draft of your assignment prior to submission.

The module is assessed by a 4,000-word evaluation report of an existing area of practice in your organisation or workplace. You will be asked to make recommendations, based on your findings, for improving the area of practice.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a first degree with 2:2 or above in a relevant subject area. However, if you have had any prior experience of successful study at undergraduate or postgraduate level you may apply, providing evidence such as certificates and transcripts.

You can also apply if you have a FHEQ Level 5 (i.e: DipHE, Foundation Degree, NVQ) qualification plus a minimum of at least two years’ experience working in a dementia care or dementia service field prior to application. In this case, you will additionally need to complete an entry assignment to provide evidence of advanced standing based on a portfolio, for which you will need to achieve a mark of at least 60% at FHEQ level 6.

You must already have a work role, or voluntary placement, which regularly brings you into contact with people who have dementia for the duration of the module.

You must also have access to a computer with an internet connection, as all teaching takes place online. You must also be prepared to spend an average of 15 hours a week on your studies. 

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