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Advancing Practice in Dementia Care Level 7 Online Module



Monday 6 January 2020 - Monday 16 March 2020


UEA, Norwich

Start Date

6th January 2020

Service Priority

Dementia and Complexity in later life


6 days







This module is available as a Health CPD credit only module or can be taken as part of the Advanced Professional Practice programme.  For further information on the Advanced Professional Practice programme please visit

Course Description

You will develop your skills and knowledge of health and social care practitioners working with people living with dementia across a wide range of community and inpatient settings. You will focus on improving your knowledge about and advancing practice in dementia, person-centred care and care interactions.

Is this course for me?

These modules are aimed at health and social care practitioners working in any setting who want to advance their knowledge and skills in the area of dementia care in order to improve practice and maximise wellbeing of people living with dementia. The modules are suitable for any qualified health or social care practitioner or people with a moderate level of experience of working with people living with dementia.


What will I learn?

The learning objectives of this module are to:

  • Study and critique contemporary perspectives on dementia care

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of risk, safeguarding, accountability, duty of care and own role in promoting the safety of people living with dementia

  • Enable enhanced evaluation of the factors which can affect interactions and communication with individuals living with dementia

  • Develop expertise in accurately responding to individuals with dementia who communicate in different ways, recognising how behaviour reflects emotions and unmet needs

  • Work effectively and ethically with people living with dementia and their families and carers

  • Promote the development of skilful adaptation to individual needs taking account of type of dementia, cultural background, family dynamics and diversity

  • Increase expertise in gaining and using information about the individual’s personal history; personal, religious, and spiritual preferences; and cultural and ethnic background to provide a comprehensive assessment and person-centred package of care.

  • Develop awareness and expertise in working effectively with people living with dementia at all stages of their illness, including the provision of post-diagnostic support and care at the end of life.


How will I learn?

Online Module

6th 20th January 2020

3rd 17th  February 2020

2nd 16th March 2020

* Be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Dr Sarah Housden

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Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.


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