This new and unique Open College designed Dementia Care & Awareness course will look at how dementia is now both a national and global concern and why there is a need to develop awareness and understanding of the facts pertaining to dementia. This course will explore the neurology of dementia, the various forms of dementia and best practice in dementia care.
Prepared and written by our expert Healthcare tutors to link closely with our QQI Healthcare Support programmes, the course will examine how practice care can be improved, exploring current research evidence that emphasises the importance of putting the needs of people with dementia at the centre of care. The course will further address attitudes and stigma around dementia and some of the difficult issues that arise for people with dementia and their family carers during the dementia journey of care.
On completion of the course it is hoped the learner will have developed upon their existing skills and knowledge base, in order to provide competent care to a person with dementia which promotes the principles of person-centeredness.
Who should study this course?
Course documentation for this course is detailed, comprehensive and easy to read. This distance learning course means that students can study flexibly at home, or at work.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manuals, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration.
Topics covered include:
Following this unit the learner will gain understanding of:
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:
The internal assessor will devise a project brief that requires candidates to demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the key learning outcomes.
Candidates will be required to present a comprehensive project on the importance of person centred care for a person with dementia related illness.
The assignment will be assessed on the following:
This Dementia Care & Awareness course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.
Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.