HCS 6198 Understanding Communication in Dementia
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. As communication is central in the effectiveness of many professional tasks being carried out with the person with dementia the module is highly relevant to a wide range of professionals working in dementia care.
Overview of content:
What is it about?
This module provides students with understanding of the communication difficulties associated with dementia, using a range of analytical perspectives including neuropsychological, psycholinguistic and socio-interactional frameworks. The relationship between cognition and communication will be included. Approaches to the analysis and assessment of the different forms of communication difficulty will be included. The module also focuses on current research into clinical intervention for people with this condition and those they communicate with, with an applied focus on strategies and tools for facilitation of communication.
How does it enhance practice?
Understanding the nature of communication in dementia is central both to understanding the everyday issues faced by the person with dementia and their caregivers and to professionals optimally interacting and working with the person with dementia. This module promotes an understanding of current research into the nature of communication in dementia and discusses the intervention methods used the management of the communication difficulties associated with dementia.
Mode of assessment
Module related knowledge will be assessed through completion of a 3000 word assignment.
Core Module on:
15 Credits at Level 7
Start date: 12/02/2019
Coursework submission date: 10/06/2019
On each of these days lectures are timetabled from 9.30am to 3.30pm
Any entry requirements/pre-requisites
Applicants should have already successfully achieved a first degree or accrued 120 credits at level six (degree level); or be able to demonstrate their ability to study at this level.
Fees and funding for the module
How to apply for the module
If you are interested in this module please contact the module co-ordinator, Prof. Ray Wilkinson, to express your interest.