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.