Advancing Practice in Dementia Care Level 6 (Health CPD)
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This module gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding for working with people living with dementia. The focus is on improving knowledge about, and advancing practice in, working with people living with dementia in person-centred ways, creating enabling environments and using effective communication, as well as reducing and supporting the management of, stress and distress. End of life care in dementia is also a key consideration.
Module Introduction: 03/01/24 10am
Online Block Release Dates:
08/01/24, 22/01/24, 05/02/24, 19/02/24, 04/03/24, 18/03/24
Live Online Tutorial:
09/01/24, 23/01/24, 06/02/24, 20/02/24, 05/03/24 19/03/24 all 10-11am
Live Online Webinar:
16/01/24, 30/01/24, 13/02/24 27/02/24, 12/03/24, 26/03/24 all 10-12pm
- Enhanced ability to assess and manage a range of distressed behaviours and to explain the evidence and rationale for evidence-based care approaches.
- Expertise in influencing the promotion of a positive culture and care environment.
- Evaluation of how current systems can be adapted to enrich the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
- In-depth appreciation of a range of perspectives on the experience of living with dementia including biological, environmental, psychological, and social.
- Expertise in working with people living with dementia as they approach the end of life, focusing on implementing holistic models of palliative, supportive and end of life care.
- In-depth understanding of risk, safeguarding, accountability and duty of care and your own role in promoting patient safety.
6 Online Blocks of learning over 12 weeks
Live online webinars and tutorials
20 credits = 200 effort hours
At least one study day per 2-week block of learning
Attendance expected at live (synchronous) tutorials and webinars
Written formative and summative assignments
To apply for this as a single module as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via our Professional Development section.
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