In Ireland, there are approx. 44,000 people with a diagnosis of dementia. Globally, estimates predict a doubling in the prevalence of dementia within the next twenty years to reach a staggering 81m by 2040.
It is against this backdrop that the interdisciplinary online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia has been developed. The aim of this programme is to facilitate students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence-based approach to their practice, to critically explore and critique dementia care service provision. The design is such that it will promote collaboration between various disciplines working with persons living with dementia and their families/significant others.
The programme is delivered exclusively online over the course of one academic year. As an online student, each week a new session will be available for you to study through our online learning environment, Blackboard. The programme materials will be delivered in a variety of formats, for example, podcasts discussion forums and blogs. This creates a media rich environment within which the student can engage in learning activities in a flexible manner.
Modules delivered are
1) Ways of Understanding Dementia,
2) Critical Issues in Assessment and Care Planning and,
3) Enhancing the Experience of Living with Dementia
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Starting in September 2015, this one year programme will be of interest to a wide range of professionals for example; nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work, physiotherapy, chaplaincy, social care, speech and language therapists and other disciplines.