Level 7 Dementia in Health and Social Care, University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Short Course

How long you will study
6 Months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study

Course starts
September, April

International course fees
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All study options

About Level 7 Dementia in Health and Social Care at University of Portsmouth


This course in Dementia in Health and Social Care will provide you with in-depth, evidence based knowledge of best practice in dementia care. 

We know that people living with dementia have on average, three-or-more additional long-term or life­limiting conditions, and are therefore a prominent patient population in health and social care organisations.

It's estimated that 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia and this is expected to increase to more than a million by 2025, and more than two million by 2050. This is partly due to the ageing population.

The course is underpinned by the Tier 3 learning outcomes created by Health Education England and will therefore focus on the biopsychosocial aspects of dementia, evidence based approaches to support people with dementia, law and ethics in dementia care and strategies to support families who are facing dementia.

What you'll study

The course will cover topics including:

  • Health and well being in dementia care
  • Person centred care
  • Law, ethics and safeguarding
  • Genograms/ecomaps
  • Lived experience
  • Alternative therapy in dementia care
  • Environment and risk assessment
  • End of life care

Careers and Opportunities

This course will help you develop your knowledge and confidence as a health and social care practitioner specialising in dementia care so you can progress into leadership and management roles.

After this course you could go into roles such as:

  • Policy development
  • Service manager
  • Specialist care worker

After this course you could go on to work for:

  • The NHS
  • Local authorities
  • Private sector healthcare providers
  • Charities

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG Short CourseHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 months
    Course startsSeptember, AprilDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a Health or Science subject, or work experience at a senior level in a global or public health role. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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