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, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

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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