SNM655 Theorising dementia and the UK policy context
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:
What is it about?
This module aims firstly to provide students with the means to develop critical approaches to dementia care practice and theory through understanding the fundamental elements of differing key influential models of dementia and dementia care. Secondly, it aims to provide students with clear understanding of the national social policy context and priorities for dementia alongside essential learning about expectations for professional practice and, in particular, practicable processes for ensuring safeguarding requirements are met, emerging from widely reported failures in UK dementia care provision.
How does it enhance practice?
This module promotes a critical understanding of dementia care practice, allowing for informed, innovative and strategic approaches to practice development. Further, the coverage of current adult health and social care safeguarding measures promotes safe dementia care practice, wherever this occurs.
Mode of assessment
Module related knowledge will be assessed through completion of a 3000 word assignment.
Links to Academic Award
15 Credits at Level 7
Start date: 27 September 2016
Application and Funding
To apply for this unit as a stand-alone module you need to complete an online application and a paper funding form. If you wish to undertake the full MA Dementia Studies course, please apply using this form.
To complete the online form, please select the "apply" link at the top right of this page. Please see our Funding Page for information on funding options and to download a funding form.
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 School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at Barber House, Glossop Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, however teaching may take place across the University site. Interactive Campus Map
David Reid, School of Nursing. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernadette Murphy, Department of Sociological Studies. Email: email@example.com