Contemporary approaches to dementia across the continuum of care
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
€900 See Fees and Costs for full details.
Please see full entry requirements below. See Requirements for full details.
17th of June 2019
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.
See Additional Teaching Mode Information for dates
Module Objective: To critically evaluate contemporary approaches to dementia care across the continuum of care.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Critically discuss the impact of dementia on the individual, the family, on caregivers, and on society.
- Critically evaluate a range of contemporary non-pharmacological approaches to care across the continuum of care.
- Critically evaluate current approaches to pharmacological management of dementia.
- Critically explore a range of approaches to the assessment of the individual's cognition, function, behaviour, and stage of dementia.
- Critically analyse the impact of environmental design features on the person with dementia in a variety of care settings.
- Identify appropriate therapeutic communication strategies for people with dementia in a variety of care settings.
- In the context of international trends in dementia care, critically evaluate current Irish policy in regard to dementia.
- Critically explore a range of approaches to the understanding, assessment and management of behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia.
- Identify a range of evidence-based interventions to support informal dementia caregivers.
Module Content: Overview of dementias; impact of dementia on the care recipient, family; informal and formal caregivers, and on society; standardised and non-standardised approaches to assessment; international and national policy context for dementia care; contemporary approaches to care (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) across the continuum of care; dementia-specific communication strategies; understanding the impact of environmental design on behaviour, function and cognition; understanding and intervening in behaviours in dementia; focus on the experience of informal dementia caregivers.
Additional Teaching Mode Information
Teaching Method(s): 16hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning.
Orientation dates: Thursday 6th February 2020 09.00-17.00
Class dates for 2019/20:
Thurs 20th Feb 2020 09.00-18.00
Tues 3rd March 2020 09.00-18.00
Friday 27 March 2020
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1,500 word assignment - 80 marks; E activities - 20 marks; seminar presentation - 100 marks.The seminar presentation will include digital recording.).
Open to registered health care professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines.
Applicants who are practising health care professionals must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (active registration), the Irish Medical Council, the Health & Social Care Professions Council (or equivalent regulatory body for pharmacists, occupational therapist, podiatrists, speech and language therapists etc.)) Applicants from allied disciplines must provide evidence of professional certification, where appropriate.
Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing or Midwifery, as set out here
Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.
Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.
These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students are achieved.
Fees and Costs
The fee for this module is €900. There is also a €35 application fee.
How Do I Apply
To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below and submit with the relevant documents to:
Graduate Studies Office, West Wing, Main Quad, University College Cork
OR via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forward this form along with the:
- Application fee,
- A passport sized photograph and
- Any other documentation requested on the form.