In the Dementia course from The University of Hull Online, you’ll be empowered to challenge common thinking about dementia, and to develop person-centred approaches to working with people experiencing cognitive loss.
All while studying flexibly online – when and where it suits you.
What you learn
Designed to give you a critical understanding of dementia, this course will provide you with a deep insight into the experience of those living with dementia and their families. You will develop new critical thinking, giving you practical tools and mindset to lead positive change.
- Study the effects of social exclusion, the relevance of participation and diversity. Critically challenge taken for granted models of care in order to promote an holistic, relationship-centred approach
- Explore biological, psychological and sociological frameworks which seek to explain the experience of dementia and develop a multi-disciplinary research perspective
- Create care plans focusing on the human rights and specific needs of people with dementia and put your new knowledge to practical use in real life situations
- Discover and share global perspectives which underpin the diagnosis with your peers online. Join a network of likeminded professionals shaping change around the world.
How you're assessed
All assessment for the course is based on coursework and submitted online. Your performance on the course will be assessed through a range of methods including
- ongoing tutor and peer feedback
- practical work, including group projects and discussion forums
- written work, including case studies, care plans, reports and essays
Successful completion of this distance learning degree offers health, social work and social care professionals the potential to specialise in the field of dementia. We are also keen to help develop specialist knowledge and skills in people who currently volunteer in the field.
Gaining an insight into care provision and policy-making, from an explicitly ethical and human-rights perspective, will equip you with the knowledge you need to lead positive change and improve existing services for those living with dementia in your community.
- Dementia: Critical Starting Points
- Living Well with Dementia
- Systems and Ecologies
- Dying Well with Dementia
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
- Apply before
More informationGo to the programme website
DisciplinesPublic Health Human Medicine Health Sciences View 149 other Masters in Public Health in United Kingdom
A minimum 2.2 Honours degree or international equivalent in a related subject (such as nursing, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, or similar)
Equivalent professional qualifications (such as a Diploma in Nursing) will be considered
CV including a current professional or voluntary role which requires regular direct contact with people with dementia
Two references, one of which must be an academic reference
An IELTS 6.0 score (with minimum 5.5 in each skill) if your first language isn't English (or other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull).
International5150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA5150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!