The PG Cert in The Psychology of Dementia Care is a part-time distance learning course run by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience with start dates in January and September. The programme will provide students with the theoretical background to the psychology of dementia care.
- The structure of the programme is designed for maximum flexibility, allowing students to take one, two or all three of the modules, which you may pay for one at a time. (The Postgraduate Certificate requires the completion of all three.)
- Students are encouraged to question current practice and to apply psychological theory to their own working situation.
- The distance learning format allows students to attain the Postgraduate Certificate remotely and at their own pace.
The course is delivered online via Moodle, the University's online teaching and learning system. Students will engage with independent study in a supportive online framework and have access to lecture slides, case studies, journal articles, videos and a student forum to facilitate your studies. The programme coordinator will be available for contact throughout the course.
The programme comprises three modules; students may take these modules individually but must complete all three to achieve the certification. The modules are assessed through coursework submitted online; there is no final exam for the course.
University tutors are available for support via email and telephone.
Further particulars regarding curriculum development.
Each module typically comprises:
- 200 notional hours of learning time delivered by distance learning
- 100% coursework assessment.
The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.
- The Psychosocial Impact of Dementia: an introduction to the psychosocial impact of dementia on individuals with a diagnosis and those who care for them.
- The Care of Individuals with Dementia: introduces several psychological models of dementia care and explores the psychological needs of individuals with dementia and their caregivers.
- Implementing Effective Care: provides a theoretical and evidence-based background to equip students with strategies that will allow them to plan, change, measure and maintain effective practice in their workplaces.
The modules listed here are indicative, and there is no guarantee they will run for 2018 entry. Take a look at the most up-to-date modules in the module catalogue.