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Post Graduate Certificate in Dementia Studies.
One of the world leading research and education centres in dementia care is offering an online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia Studies
Event Type:
Course
Date:
01 September 2021
Location:
Online
Contact:
Dr Chris Russell (Email Contact)
Helping people develop their expertise in supporting people to live well with dementia is our passion at the Association for Dementia Studies. Research tells us that the people who make the most impact on this are those in leadership roles. These people work in a wide variety of care and support services that are accessed by people affected by dementia. It is people in leadership roles, or who have the potential to lead others, who will get the most out of this course. We have pitched this course at a postgraduate level as the most appropriate level for developing reflective and creative leadership qualities.

This course is fully online, but you won’t be studying alone. Practitioners worldwide face similar challenges in delivering great quality dementia care. By sharing the learning and solutions to common challenges together, your horizons will open up. The course is open to graduates of any discipline. Many candidates will have a clinical or social care qualification, but we also want to attract people from business, the arts, sport and culture backgrounds. Our watchwords in developing this course have been evidence-based practice and teaching excellence. We are delivering a course that you do at your pace, studying at the time that is convenient to you. You will engage with online lectures, videos, research literature and discussions to facilitate your independent study. There will be regular live interactive learning opportunities via seminars in a virtual classroom, as well as interactive activities and engagement with other students andtutors. We know that many people are capable of working at this level but they might not already have a degree. If you think this is the course for you, but you don’t have a degree then you will need to provide some pre-course writing and evidence during the admission procedure to make sure that you can work at this level. Also, for those people for whom English is a second language we will need to see evidence that you have IELTS 6.5. You will benefit from courses designed by academics who are leaders in their specialism. The course content is grounded in research that we have been directly engaged with over the past ten years. I am excited to lead the first module on Person-Centred Leadership: The VIPS Approach. Our vision is that this will develop into a full Master’s level course over the next few years with more exciting modules on stream. We want to support you to see your way through complexity, to deliver care and support fit for people living with dementia in the 21stcentury. Together we can bring about amazing change.
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