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Postdiagnostic Support and Living Well with Dementia


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 4 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 reviewing videos created by key stakeholders including people with dementia, exploring case studies, and evaluating research).

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 4000-word portfolio, which will include two case studies about the post-diagnostic support experiences of people with dementia and a critical evaluation of two psychosocial interventions.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a first degree with 2:2 or above in a relevant subject area, an equivalent professional NVQ Level 6 award, or a relevant postgraduate qualification.

Applications are welcome from students with non-standard qualifications with significant relevant experience.

Students whose qualifications are FHEQ Level 5 (i.e., DipHE, Foundation Degree, NVQ) may apply; evidence of ability to study at this level will be considered on an individual basis.

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

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