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The Psychology of Dementia Care PG Cert

University of St Andrews
1-2 years
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
St Andrews
English
06 September 2021
Application deadline: 11 August 2021
Virtual open day
4/14/2021

Program description

The Psychology of Dementia Care PG Cert

The Postgraduate Certificate in The Psychology of Dementia Care focuses on the practical application of psychological theory in dementia care and is intended for professional care staff and management who provide services to people with dementia.

The PG Cert in The Psychology of Dementia Care is a part-time distance learning course run by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience with start dates in January and September. The program will provide students with the theoretical background to the psychology of dementia care.

Admission requirements

The School will accept one of the following as appropriate entry qualifications:

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline.
  • Accredited prior learning: a professional qualification in social work, nursing, occupational therapy or similar.
  • Experiential prior learning: substantial relevant work experience in a related discipline and at least three year's practical experience in the field.

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Compulsory modules

  • The Psychosocial Impact of Dementia
  • The Care of Individuals with Dementia
  • Implementing Effective Care

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

The course is delivered online via Moodle, the University's online teaching and learning system. Students will engage with independent study in a supportive online framework and have access to lecture slides, case studies, journal articles, videos and a student forum to facilitate your studies. The program coordinator will be available for contact throughout the course.

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Continuing studies

Some graduates go on to pursue further education through taught postgraduate courses in Psychology or a PhD research degree.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the distance learning program entered or continued their work in a variety of occupations, including:

  • clinical services development manager
  • community care officer
  • deputy nurse manager
  • occupational therapist
  • podiatrist
  • speech and language therapist
  • senior social worker.

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University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. As a 600 year-old institution, we are known across the globe for our world leading quality and depth of research. For six centuries some of the world’s brightest and most promising...


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The University of St Andrews is situated in a truly beautiful location. Part of a seaside town it is a picturesque and inspirational location to pursue your studies, where you will have the thinking space needed to be your very best. As a smaller university our size is one of our greatest strengths with class sizes allowing for a close and individual learning experience and giving great access and support from your teachers.

Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.

Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.

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University of St Andrews

Admissions
St Katharine's West
KY16 9AX St Andrews
Scotland

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https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/

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