Caring for People with Dementia

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Cambridge

12 weeks

Module code: MOD002057

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits

Number of places: 20


Explore needs-led dementia assessment and diagnosis while developing person-centred approaches to care which respect individuality and personal choice. Understand neuropathology in dementia, how it affects a person’s mental, physical and emotional capacity. And learn about the broader ethical and legal issues relating to dementia.

Full description

Who should attend?

Practising mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, care assistants, or other health or social care professionals.



30 January 2019
6, 13, 20 and 27 February 2019
6 and 13 March 2019


31 January 2019
7, 14, 21 and 28 February 2019
7 and 14 March 2019

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support or students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

Explore our Chelmsford campus

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Cynthia Hart (Chelmsford)
Tel: 01245 684837

Valerie Freestone (Cambridge)
Tel: 01223 695512

CPD Admissions Team
Tel: 01245 686868

Entry requirements

To join this course, you will:

  • be a mental health nurse, social worker, occupational therapist, care assistant, or other health or social care professional
  • be working in, or plan to work in, an area of practice which involves contact with people who have a diagnosis of dementia.
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