Caring for People with Dementia

Module details

Title:
Caring for People with Dementia
Code:
MOD002057
Version number:
1
Date amended:
03/Aug/2009
Level:
6
Credit value:
30
Study hours:
300
Module leader:
Larry Lau
Department:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Module description

Recent Government policies, legislation, standards and frameworks have placed the needs of people with dementia to the forefront of contemporary care priorities and strategies. These needs are founded within person-centred care approaches as described by Kitwood. Approaches of this type have been systematically evaluated and so ensure that care and interventions are focused on respect for individuality, personal choice and family support. Accordingly, this module has been designed to enable health and social workers to extend their knowledge and to enhance their understanding of the nature of dementia. It will also enable students to utilise a range of care strategies in their practice and extend their specialist interest in caring for older people with dementia. It is suitable for a multi-disciplinary audience and so will be of interest to suitably experienced mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, care assistants and other professionals working or who have an interest in caring for older people who have dementia. The assessment for the module is a care study using an appropriate community care framework. The topic and focus for this assignment is negotiated with the module leader. This is undertaken and applied within the student's own care setting.

Outline content

Understanding Dementia: - Contemporary perspectives - Disease processes - Neurobiological perspectives - Psycho-biological approaches - Perspectives on dementia care - Inter-personal processes - Dementia care mapping - Positive long term changes - Implementing care packages & evaluating care strategies - Research perspectives Supporting Sufferers, families and care givers: - Counselling - Mental Health promotion - Advocacy services and user perspectives and voluntary agencies - Supportive strategies Political and social perspectives Pharmacology Assessment tools / Dementia screening Mixed economy of care Therapeutic approaches and care strategies / Memory clinics Ethical and legal issues Care of people with early onset dementia Risk assessment and quality assurance issues

Key texts/literature

KITWOOD, Tom (1997) Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First. Open University Press Buckingham (Key Text ) Adams. T 2008, Dementia Care nursing: promoting well-being in people with dementia and their families, Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke Brooker, D, 2006 Person Centred Dementia Care: Making Services Better ,Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides Bryden, C., 2005, Dancing with dementia: my story of living positively with dementia, London, Jessica Kingsley Downs, M., Bowers, B., 2008, Excellence in dementia care: research into practice Buckingham,,O.U.Press James, O, 2008, Contended dementia, Chatham, Vermillion Useful Websites: • www.alzheimerssociety.org.uk • http://dementia.dh.gov.uk/ • Royal College of Psychiatrist • Royal College of Nursing

Specialist learning resources

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/index.htm

Pathways to which this module applies

not available yet 1, not available yet 2

Module restrictions

None

Pathway restrictions

None

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be expected to be able to:
1
Knowledge and Understanding
Demonstrate understanding of the psycho-pathological changes affecting the nervous system and the emotional, social and behavioural consequences of these changes.
2
Knowledge and Understanding
Reflect upon and evaluate the legal, ethical and political dimensions of providing care to dementia sufferers, their families and carers.
3
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Critically appraise the needs of dementia sufferers, their families and carers and implement collaborative approaches in meeting such needs
4
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate research awareness and understanding of contemporary dementia care strategies.

Further details of the delivery of this module, including information on assessment and learning and teaching hours - click on the appropriate link below.


2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 20
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Weekly study day
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 28
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Weekly study day
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Practice based learning
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD002057
Method: Coursework
Details: Care Study; A Care Study 6000 words max Using an appropriate Community Care Framework
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 20
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Weekly study day
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 28
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Weekly study day
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Practice based learning
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD002057
Method: Coursework
Details: Care Study; A Care Study 6000 words max Using an appropriate Community Care Framework
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
C-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 20
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Weekly study day
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 28
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Weekly study day
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Practice based learning
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD002057
Method: Coursework
Details: Care Study; A Care Study 6000 words max Using an appropriate Community Care Framework
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 20
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Weekly study day
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 28
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Weekly study day
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Practice based learning
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD002057
Method: Coursework
Details: Care Study; A Care Study 6000 words max Using an appropriate Community Care Framework
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 20
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Weekly study day
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 28
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Weekly study day
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Practice based learning
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD002057
Method: Coursework
Details: Care Study; A Care Study 6000 words max Using an appropriate Community Care Framework
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
C-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 20
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Weekly study day
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 28
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Weekly study day
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Practice based learning
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD002057
Method: Coursework
Details: Care Study; A Care Study 6000 words max Using an appropriate Community Care Framework
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30