Dementia Pathways. For Health & Social Care Professionals

Contemporary approaches to Neurological, Cognitive and Mental Health in Later Life (UCC)

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Critically discuss the impact of dementia on the individual, the family, on caregivers, and on society.
  • Critically evaluate a range of contemporary non-pharmacological approaches to care across the continuum of care.
  • Critically evaluate current approaches to pharmacological management of dementia.
  • Critically explore a range of approaches to the assessment of the individual's cognition, function, behaviour, and stage of dementia.
  • Critically analyse the impact of environmental design features on the person with dementia in a variety of care settings.
  • Identify appropriate therapeutic communication strategies for people with dementia in a variety of care settings.
  • In the context of international trends in dementia care, critically evaluate current Irish policy in regard to dementia.
  • Critically explore a range of approaches to the understanding, assessment and management of behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia.
  • Identify a range of evidence-based interventions to support informal dementia caregivers.

Duration

16hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184hrs Distance Learning

Mode of Delivery 

Blended (on line with two workshops dates on Campus)

Where is it available

 

Cost

The fee for this module is €900. There is also a €35 application fee. 

Contact information:

Dr. Irene Hartigan

Tel: 021 490 1623

Email: I.Hartigan@ucc.ie

or

Anna O'Leary

Tel: 021 490 1483

Email: anna.oleary@ucc.ie