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Uni Adv Dipl Dementia Care


This Diploma is recognised at MQF/EQF Level 6.



30 ECTS 



1 Academic Year (Part-Time)



Dementia is set to be one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century, and one of the most important issues we face as the global population ages. This University Advanced Diploma will prepare you to fight back against this rapidly growing health problem and meet the specific care needs of individuals with Dementia. It will equip you with the skills to formulate an integrated healthcare plan for your service users.

You will be given the opportunity to develop critical competence in Dementia Care including integrative management approaches and clinical practice development with your own area of expertise.



The purpose of this qalification and the defined pathways are:

  • To develop practitioners who are able to demonstrate critical, evidence based approach to practice.
  • To develop practitioners who are motivated towards continuous and progressive learning, becoming lifelong learners who can critically evaluate the teaching and support of colleagues in clinical practice through a flexible online programme of study.
  • To prepare practitioners within their own area of expertise who can demonstrate critical competence in Dementia Care including integrative management approaches and clinical practice development.
  • To develop comprehensive subject specific and transferable skills and knowledge appropriate for critical evaluation, professional development and work focused study.



  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice
  • Partnerships in Dementia Care
  • Social Consequences of Dementia Care


Click HERE to access more information on the Modules listed above.



The emphasis of this UAD in Dementia Care is for you to produce assessed work that will be topical, innovative and current to reflect your working practices. Thus assessments have been designed to be flexible and innovative, facilitating interprofessional learning and allowing you to produce work relevant to your own workplace. In all modules there is a formative piece of assessment. These have been designed to be part of the overall assessment to provide you with important feedback on which to build and structure the final piece of work.

Underpinning UDOL’s assessment strategy is the need for practitioners qualifying with specific awards to be fit for purpose and fit for practice. The form of assessments has therefore been driven by the needs of practice as directed by stakeholders, partners and specialists in the field.

As a programme team we have endeavoured to provide diversity in the assessment types to ensure that we are catering for the variety of learning styles. Similarly, the method of assessment for each module will be designed to test the learning outcomes of the module. Each module descriptor outlines the assessment you will undertake.

Our approach to assessment assures:

  • Each assessment has value and relevance to practice and/or the award
  • Academic rigour to test and achieve the module/programme learning outcomes and application to learning
  • Ensures the academic credibility of the programme. Modules are typically assessed through one or more coursework assignments.

Depending on the nature of a given coursework assignment, you will be given the assignment specification at the beginning of the module for hand-in at the end of the module. Normally, you receive feedback on coursework within three weeks of submission or completion.

Modules also provide ample opportunities for formative feedback to guide you in your learning. A common approach is for activities to be set based on the content of an online unit and then provide you with the opportunity to discuss this work in online discussions. The feedback may be in groups or to you individually.

Coursework assignments may involve essays, reports, projects, answering or reflecting on questions, or various combinations of these. Coursework assignments may be individual or collaborative (i.e., involve group work). Some may be based entirely on material covered in the units or others may require independent output. 



  • Be currently in employment in a health and social care arena; and
  • An EQF/MQF Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject.
  • If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS 6.0 or equivalent


University of Derby UK


Last Updated: 06 Sep 17

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