Mental Health

Faculty of Health Sciences

Dementia - Responding Positively

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2021. This will soar to 1.7 million by 2050. 42% of the UK population knows someone close to them who has dementia. One in three people over 65 will die with dementia. More than 60 per cent of all care home residents, aged over 65, have a form of dementia. There are over 17,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK. Dementia affects 11,000 people from black and minority ethnic groups in the UK. (Alzheimer's Society 2012)

This module aims to provide the health and social care practitioners and carers with an insight into the dementia. It is widely accepted that there is a need for health care professionals and the general public to become more aware of dementia and how to live positively with the condition. Dementia is ‘everybody’s business’.

Starts in: Duration:
May 12 weeks (1 semester)

Delivered on Wednesday morning in a variable delivery of on campus and online.

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

This course is available for UK residents only. 

Fees and funding

Home: £770 (10 credit module)

Funding may be available from your employer please check with your Line Manager or Training and Development Department.