Dementia Care

This module runs each Tuesday morning during Semester 2. Its main aim is to ensure students have the required Tier 1 and Tier 2 level of dementia understanding and knowledge (dementia core skills and knowledge) as advocated by the recently published Skills for Health, Skills for Care and Health Education England (2015).    Students will be expected to follow both the scheduled lectures AND undertake the additional reading in order to do this.   

The module is assessed by a written assignment which involves a literature search and recommendations for practice in an area of direct dementia care, supporting carers, dementia teaching/education or any similar dementia related activity associated with your practice.   

The module is also assessed by completion of practice documentation which requires a mentor to sign off learning outcomes have been achieved.  It is your responsibility to ensure you have an appropriate mentor (on the mentor list or its equivalent) before you start the module. 

The module outcomes which are assessed both by academic assignment and practice outcomes are:

  • Critically review the underpinning evidence relating to the care of people with dementia
  • Reflect upon, develop, and evaluate clinical practice and accountability in caring for people with dementia
  • Explore and examine values, attitudes and beliefs that underpin the delivery of care for people with dementia

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3320
Module Credits: 15
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Chris Knifton
T: +44 (0)116 201 3855


Semester 2 2018:

  • Session 1: 09.00 -11.00 Tuesday 30 January
  • Session 2: 09.00 -11.00 Tuesday 6 February
  • Session 3: 09.00 -11.00 Tuesday 13 February 
  • Session 4: 09.00 -11.00 Tuesday 20 February 
  • Session 5; 09.00 -11.00 Tuesday 27 February 
  • Session 6: 09.00 -11.00 Tuesday 6 March 
  • Session 7: 09.00 -11.00 Tuesday 13 March 
  • Session 8: 09.00 -11.00 Tuesday 20 March 


  • Session 9:   09.00 -11.00 Tuesday 10 April 
  • Session 10: 09.00 -11.00 Tuesday 17 April 

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here


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