Dementia Pathways. For Health & Social Care Professionals

Person Centred Dementia Care DCU (Level 8)

Who is the programme suitable for?

The module is appropriate to anyone with some recent dementia educational experience (for example the National ONMSD Dementia 2-day Awareness programme Enhancing & Enabling Well-being for the Person with Dementia) or any other relevant module of study. 

  • Health and Social Care providers
  • Health Care Assistant's will be considered where there is an exceptional track record or a previous level 8 qualification

Brief description

The module takes a person-centred approach and covers a number of core themes in dementia care from the assessment of memory problems and early interventions, care in the community and palliative approaches to dementia. The module focuses on skill development in several key therapeutic approaches and assessment strategies.


12 weeks 100% online with scheduled contact hours.

Contact hours are 10am - 1pm on weeks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.

100% attendance is required on the contact days.

Mode of delivery

Online via Zoom

The modules will be delivered part-time across one semester in Dublin City University in the Academic year 2021/2022, Semester One

Where it is available

Faculty of Science & Health  |  Dublin City University


The cost is €850. Applicants must have the support of their manager and obtain funding approval (if required) before applying for the module.

Contact information

Dr. Kate Irving


Tel: 01 - 7007985

  • Applications for the next intake in Semester 1, 2022-2023 will close at 5pm, Monday 13th June 2022