Module leader: Ann Anka (A.Anka@uea.ac.uk)

Module Teacher: tbc

Credit value: 20 Level 7 (M) credits,

Autumn Semester Module fee: £495.00

Submission of summative assessed work: 3pm, 15th April 2020


Credits from this 20-credit module can be put towards a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma the MA in Advanced Social Work or MA Mental Health. Applications are open to social workers with at least one year’s post-qualified experience.



The module is aimed at experienced social workers who are engaged in the support and care of people who are living with dementia and their carers. It is aimed at enabling learners to develop advanced knowledge and leadership skills in dementia care.

The module explores current research, service user and carers’ perspectives; policy, law, theoretical perspectives including best practice in dementia care and effective engagement skills needed to lead change in practice and enhance the quality of care, support and wellbeing of those living with dementia and their carer.

The module builds on the Chief Social Worker for Adults’ (DH 2015) Knowledge and Skills Statement for Social Workers in Adult Services and enables learners to develop advanced knowledge and skills needed to effectively contribute to delivering social care, health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals who are living with dementia and their carers. The module forms part of the Masters in Advanced Social Work. It can also be taken as a freestanding module within the Masters in Advanced Social Work.



  • A knowledge of what dementia is, and how it affects individuals
  • An understanding of recent policy developments and law in dementia care
  • An understanding of different theories and models of practice in dementia care 
  • Research awareness and an ability to use research for evidence-based practice



Demonstration of pre-existing Professional Capabilities by completion of the ASYE, or similar, either in adults or children and families.



Content covers the knowledge and skills required for effective practice with the person with dementia and their carers, research, policy, law, service users and carers perspectives and best practice in dementia care. Guess speakers will contribute to the teaching and this will include researchers in dementia care and service users and carers with first-hand experience of living with dementia.



A 4,000 words essay on a planned implementation and critical evaluation of an intervention program that supports the needs and outcomes of adults who have dementia and their carers.

To be submitted by 3pm on 15th April 2020



Blended learning: this will consist of lecture, small group discussion and self-directed learning. Guess speakers including researchers in dementia care and service users and carers with first-hand experience of living with dementia will contribute to the teaching. The module is supported by a Blackboard site (Virtual Learning Environment) on which additional learning materials will be posted for students.



For 20 credits, 200 effort hour: Two day taught sessions, 94 hours independent study, 100 hours learning in practice.



  • 16th October 2019 – 9.30am-4pm, UEA (to be confirmed)
  • 25th March 2020 – 9.30am-4pm, UEA (to be confirmed)



Please contact your agency Workforce Development Department about the application process. If this is your first CPD module at UEA you will need to register with UEA Admissions. If this is a second or further CPD module you will need to enrol through the Postgraduate Learning and Teaching Hub (ZICER Building): 01603 592071.

Please ensure you have approval from your agency before you enrol. Once you are enrolled, please check you have access to Blackboard before the first teaching date.

Applications for 2019-20 should be submitted to UEA by 16th Sept 2019.

Please be aware that teaching, assessment dates and venues, are subject to change. All up to date information will be available via your UEA Evision account once you are enrolled onto the module.