Inclusive of people with dementia: involvement and impact

Course code SNM656
15 Credits at Level 7

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at health and social care professionals, voluntary sector practitioners and those looking to develop an academic career focusing on dementia and dementia care.


Overview of content:

  • Overview of specific policy context promoting independence, choice and self-advocacy amongst people with dementia
  • Analysis of the comparatively recent trends towards ‘hearing the voices’ of people with dementia in order to identify a diversity of influential mediating factors rather than view ‘voices’ as uniform and unabridged
  • Examination of a range of methods and tools to involving people with dementia in service development and delivery in order to inform options for developing practice
  • Consideration of key ethical debates surrounding and best practice in the involvement of people with dementia to raise awareness of the centrality of appropriate consent frameworks in inclusive practice developments

What is it about?

This module aims to present students with a wide-ranging understanding of the policy context for seeking to include people with dementia in the design, delivery and evaluation of their services. The module then gives students multiple examples from research and practice of various practical methods of involving people with dementia – with and without carers – highlighting associated limitations and challenges. The module invites students to critically evaluate the increasingly important question of impact measurement.


Mode of assessment

Module related knowledge will be assessed through completion of a 3000-word assignment.


Course Structure

Start date: Dates for September 2020 tbc

Application and Funding

To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by visiting our how to apply page. A fees and funding form will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. Details of funding options can be found on our Funding Page.

If you wish to undertake the full MA Dementia Studies course, please apply using apply online.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

The Division of Nursing and Midwifery (Health Sciences School) is based at Barber House, Glossop Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, however teaching may take place across the University site.


Programme Leader:

Jane McKeown

Email: j.mckeown@sheffield.ac.uk

Tel: +44 114 222 2071

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