Dementia is a condition which is taking centre stage in all our lives but continues to be understood primarily as one of deficit and dysfunction.
Taking a person-centred approach, informed by experiences of people with dementia, their families and supporters, this multi-disciplinary masters degree critically challenges common perceptions of dementia as a diagnosis solely of loss and despair.
Taught by experts and focusing on a human rights approach, you will learn how to maintain the wellbeing and dignity of people living with dementia, while promoting the philosophy and practice of living, as well as possible, with dementia.
Our Dying Well with Dementia module was developed in collaboration with end of life specialists from Dove House Hospice in Hull, to give you practical insights into how people with life-limiting illnesses are cared for in the community.
Designed to give you a critical understanding of dementia, this course will provide you with a deep insight into the experience of those living with dementia and their families. You will develop new critical thinking, giving you practical tools and mindset to lead positive change.
All assessment for the course is based on coursework and submitted online. There are no exams.
Your performance on the course will be assessed through a range of methods including
You’ll also be asked to complete a variety of written assessments such as
This course takes a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to the study of dementia. Providing you with a relationship-centred insight, it focuses on experience, quality of care and how to live and die well with dementia. You study the following compulsory modules.
Dementia: Critical Starting Points (30 credits)
Living Well with Dementia (30 credits)
Systems and Ecologies (30 credits)
Dying Well with Dementia (30 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)