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Postgraduate Course: Working in partnership with people with dementia for service change (ISSH11023)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeOnline Distance Learning 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 descriptionWorking in partnership with people with dementia for service change is an international interdisciplinary course offering a unique opportunity to focus on service development in a climate of changing and increasing focus on the service user. The course offers an advanced educational level of study in a rapidly growing area of health and social care. It aims to develop the knowledge base and confidence of professionals across agencies and disciplines including managers, educators and policy makers, who are increasingly working with different client groups who have dementia. An important aspect of the course is the opportunity to examine the socio-economic and cultural positioning of people with dementia across international contexts; and the importance and challenges of working in partnership. Students will develop the knowledge of dementia, value base, leadership skills and confidence to work with people with dementia to bring about service development and change.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
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 ( Other Study Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Additional Notes NEW COURSE
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate:

Emancipator and person centred models of care and support to respond to transitions of change.

Ethical and inclusive epistemological approaches to working alongside people with dementia to create change toward effective delivery of Health and Social Care.

Inclusive and empowering methodologies to co-produce transformation in Health and Social Care services with people with dementia.

Expert knowledge in respecting diversity and individuality; challenges inequality and discrimination; and recognizes the relationship between past inequalities and ability to self-rule.

Engagement and co-produced elearning activities for Health and Social Care staff and for people with dementia and significant others.
Assessment Information
There are two components to the assessment in this course

Develop a plan to promote co-produced knowledge and potential change in the workplace 50% - Using a change framework (such as participatory action research), students will be required to develop and articulate the first step of planning for change in their work place. They will be required to argue the need for this development from a theory and user perspective, describe the problem, and outline a plan of action that involves people with dementia to transform an area of practice, education, or policy.

Essay (2000 - 2500 words) 50%
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Course organiser Course secretaryMiss Nikki Pakarian
Tel: (0131 6)50 3890
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