Main Menu

Course Detail


Course Detail

Course Details Course Details


Advancing Practice in Dementia Care Level 6 Online Module



UEA, Norwich

Start Date

January 2021 TBC

Service Priority

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 Enhanced Professional Practice programme.  For further information on the Enhanced Professional Practice programme please visit

Course Description

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


This module supports your professional development by promoting: management and leadership, education, research and enhanced clinical practice to enable you to move forward in your level of practice.  


This module enhances your professional development by drawing on: management and leadership, education, research and enhanced clinical practice enabling you to move forward in your level of practice. 


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?

  •  in-depth understanding of risk, safeguarding, accountability and duty of care and your own role in promoting patient safety. 
  • 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. 

How will I learn?

Online Module - 6 block release dates

Independent Study

Written Assignment


Course Dates TBC

Course Director

Sarah Housden


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.


To apply for this as a single module or as Part of the BSc Enhanced Professional Practice as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via Professional Development section. 


Although this module does not sit within a defined programme within the School of Health Sciences, it may be possible for this module to be recognised as an optional credit-bearing module within the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (APP) or BSc Enhanced Professional Practice (EPP) programmes.  For further information, please contact

Apply Now


Register your interest


Email Us

Call Us