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Dementia Studies

Bangor University
1-3 years
Full time/part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
Bangor
English
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Program description

Dementia Studies

Students on the MSc Dementia studies will benefit from studying in a School of Healthcare Sciences that is highly ranked for its research in general and in particular for its research into people living with Dementia. This research is focused in the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) and throughout the course students will be exposed to practical and theoretical innovations, many of which originated in the DSDC at Bangor.

The program builds upon existing theoretical perspectives and research evidence underpinning applied health and social care practice in the field of dementia care. It critically examines current theory, practice and policy in order to advance appropriate approaches to dementia care from the disciplines of mental health, health and social care management. The course seeks to develop a framework for students to engage in active person- and familycentred care of people with dementia across diverse acute and community settings. It positions assessment, care planning and interventions as strategies that respond to the complexity of dementia as a lived experience, including attention to bilingual therapeutic interventions in order to develop excellence in service delivery.

Students wishing to can exit the program after achieving either a PG Certificate or PG Diploma if they don’t wish to undertake the full MSc giving students flexibility in the duration and depth of their course.

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Admission requirements

A good first degree in a relevant subject from a recognised institution. Degree subjects acceptable for all programs: Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational/Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Medicine/Dentistry, Psychology, Radiography, Paramedics. English language standard – we ask for an IELTS score of 6 with no individual score less than 5.5 (or equivalent). This does not apply to all prospective candidates, please ask for advice as your Bachelor degree may be sufficient to meet this requirement. Working professionals with nongraduate qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.


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Program content

Core Modules:

Perspectives in Dementia Care

This module seeks to enhance the understanding of the various discourses around dementia care and to promote an awareness of the impact of such discourses on the nature and format of care delivery.

Dementia: Managing Complexity

This module will equip students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with people with dementia and family carers, during periods of crisis or when faced with complexity, upheaval, change or transition.

Communication Skills for Relationship-centred Dementia Care

This module will focus upon critically analysing the role of communication in relation to understanding the lived experience of dementia, engagement with a person with dementia and in the assessments that occur within dementia care, giving careful consideration to the bilingual aspect of communication.

Active Cultural and Language Sensitivity in Dementia Care

This module is designed to focus on an understanding of the complexity of language and its cultural context within dementia care. It seeks to examine and reflect on how people ‘position’ their approach to language within clinical discourse as an ‘act’ that engages person centred approach, involving the concepts of compassion and dignity.

Active Advancing Professional Knowledge

Practitioners working at an advanced level are required to synthesise multiple sources of different types of information (including policy, theory, research, organisational feedback, patient feedback, experience and expertise) to guide their professional work. This module will provide students with the opportunity to critically evaluate strategies and approaches that can be used to expand their professional knowledge and know-how, making sense of complex and conflicting information.

Research Methods or e-Research Methods

This module is an introduction to research methods and presents a platform for students to engage in both quantitative and qualitative research approaches and develop an ability to utilise specific research techniques.

Dissertation

A supervised research project (20,000 words).

For more information about specific modules, please visit the university website

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

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Qualification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a PG Diploma or PG Certificate.

Career opportunities

This program provides student-focused learning that critically examines both the theory and practice framing contemporary approaches to health and social care management for people with dementia. It has no placements or clinical competencies, making it suitable for local and international candidates who wish to study at this level as a career requirement or for academic progression.

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Bangor University

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Why study at Bangor University

Gold rated teaching

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

A top 10 university

The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
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