Dementia care: improving practice


Dementia care: improving practice

Dementia is a prevalent and complex condition often having a profound impact on the individual and their supporters. The increase in prevalence and an increasing ageing population means people with dementia are high users of health and social care services. This module will allow all practitioners to acquire knowledge and competency in this field in order to provide effective care for this client group.

This module aims to equip the practitioner with a broad understanding of dementia and its effects in order to improve effectiveness in providing care for those people who present with suspected and diagnosed dementia. It will allow development of critical responses to enable a positive person-centred approach, and improve dementia care practice.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Critically discuss a broad understanding of the epidemiology and aetiology of dementia, its impact on individuals and incorporate this knowledge to inform clinical decision making.
  2. Apply the skills required for undertaking holistic assessment to generate therapeutic approaches to care.
  3. Critically analyse person centred care in practice and select appropriate therapeutic interventions.
  4. Discuss critically knowledge of the legal and ethical implications in dementia care practice.
  5. Undertake a critical review of dementia care practice for implementing practice improvement within the current policy context.


Who is the module for? Practitioners working with people with dementia in a health or social care setting.

Module code: HP6025X

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 6. The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.

Assessment: A written report of the review of dementia care in clinical area, supported by a proposal for practice improvement.

LocationSt George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 5 days

Module dates:*

  • 14, 21, 28 February, 7, 14 March 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Module leaderDenise Forte

Programme:This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert

Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.