Postgraduate Course: Working in partnership with people with dementia for service change (ISSH11023)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course considers ethical and cultural approaches to working in partnership with people with dementia: the perspective of the quality of human life; aspects of social citizenship and person-centred approaches to work; exploring current knowledge produced by people with dementia and future plans for co-produced knowledge both at national and global level.
Working 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)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Blog: A personal weekly blog ('weblog') of 500-700 words each (undertaken during weeks 1 ¿ 6), reflecting on core issues of module content vis á vis 'real-world' working practice. Shared with the tutor, although students may wish to share through open discussion with fellow students. The weekly blogs undertaken during weeks 1-6 will receive brief formative feedback each week from the module tutor relating to reflexive understanding of module content, as well as critical and academic writing skills.
40%. Three preferred and refined entries from the personal weekly blog ('weblog') to be submitted via Turnitin by the student in week 7 for summative assessment (total 2,000-2,500 words).
60%. The development of a negotiated question assignment of 2,000 - 2,500 words, (content/title pre-agreed with tutor during week 9) - an analysis of a professional practice based case study submitted via Turnitin in week 12.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop a critical understanding of a variety of epistemological and theoretical approaches to working in partnership with people with dementia from a global perspective.
- Critically apply social and developmental understandings of working in partnership with dementia
- Develop a critical awareness of how dementia services development to partnership working can promote wellbeing in people living with dementia
- Demonstrate critical reflexivity about their own personal and professional values and how these inform anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice in dementia care service development and provision within their own 'real-world' working practice
|Bartlett, R., and O¿Connor, (2010), Broadening the Dementia Debate: Towards Social Citizenship. University of Bristol, Policy Press.|
Innes, A., (2009), Dementia Studies. London: Sage publications.
Innes, A., Kelly F., and McCabe, L. (eds) (2012), Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care: International Theory-based Policy and Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Kirshnamoorthy, E.S., Prince, M. J., and Cummings, J.L., (eds) (2010), Dementia: A Global Approach. Cambridge University Press.
Hughes, J. C., Louw, S., and Sabat, S.R., (eds) (2006), Dementia: Mind, Meaning and the Person. Oxford University Press.
Journal articles from relevant eJournals e.g. Ageing and Society; International Journal of Dementia; Disability and Society; Health and Social Care in the Community; Social Theory and Health
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Have a critical awareness of the principal theories and concepts within the field of dementia care.
- Promote independent learning and reflection on practice relating to working with people living with dementia.
- Confidence in the possible future development of dementia policy and services in their own setting and country, based on theory, research and principles of good practice.
- An ability to work independently as well as the ability to effectively analyse and discuss course content with other students and tutors.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||CPD online distance learning
|Course organiser||Ms Eva Joanna Alexjuk
Tel: (0131 6)51 3942
|Course secretary||Miss Sue Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6671