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Postgraduate Course: Leadership in Dementia Care (ISSH11012)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaInterdisciplinary Social Sciences in Health Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis is a core course for the MSc Dementia: International Experience, Policy and Practice. It is also available as a standalone CPD course.

This course is delivered entirely online.

The course aims to provide students the opportunity to critically analyse theory and practice behind different approaches to leadership with the aim of improving person centred dementia care in practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Online Activities 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Ability to evaluate key concepts within leadership theory
2. A critical understanding of the main approaches to leadership and relate to their own situation
3. An appreciation of the challenges and opportunities of leading in health or social care settings
4. Analysis of the impact of leadership upon specific aspects of dementia care
Assessment Information
There are three elements to assessment for this course.
Contribution to online discussion forum at intervals during the course, 20%
Small group work as part of an online project, 40%
End of course essay, 40% (2000 2500 words)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Heather Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)51 1832
Email: H.Wilkinson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Nikki Pakarian
Tel: (0131 6)50 3890
Email: Nikki.Pakarian@ed.ac.uk
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