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Professional development: Expert practice in Delivering Person - Centred Dementia Care PG Award

University of Worcester

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  • Qualification

    Professional Award

  • Location

    University of Worcester

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What makes the Postgraduate Award in Professional Development: Expert Practice in Delivering Person-Centred Dementia Care at the University of Worcester special?

This online award provides you with evidence-based interventions to support health and social care staff to safely reduce medication, restrictive practices and improve quality of life for people living with dementia. Developed from the ‘Focussed Intervention Training and Support (FITS) into Practice’ research programme, it is one of the only evidence-based models for care settings of people with dementia, complex needs and distressed behaviour.

The course is designed to equip students from a variety of professional backgrounds with the skills, materials and know-how to deliver a practice-based programme to frontline health and social care staff Those undertaking this module can deliver this programme many times over and form an ongoing community of practice.

The course will reflect the learning outcomes in the Dementia Training Standards Framework and students who complete this double module can leave with this Postgraduate Award or use it towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Person-Centred Dementia Studies.

Key features

  • A fully online supportive learning environment which utilises a flexible, multidisciplinary, student-centred route to postgraduate achievement.
  • A course structured around the values of academic freedom, ethical awareness and critical appraisal.
  • Stimulating learning conditions in which students gain the confidence to feel they can shape future dementia care by challenging and enhancing current practice and approaches.
  • A course which critically reflects on the FITS (Focussed Intervention Training and Support) into Practice programme, its implementation and relevant emerging evidence in the field.

Where could it take you?

The focus is on introducing more effective ways of working within your employing organisations. The programme equips you to develop in your existing roles, within your area of practice and with the potential to progress into strategic and leadership roles.

Students can choose to leave with this Postgraduate Award in Professional Development or use it towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Person-Centred Dementia Studies. As part of the journey of professional and role development we also encourage students to continue on their academic journey through access to a range of higher degrees including PhD, clinical doctorate and other taught doctorates.

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University information

University of Worcester

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  • Campus address

    University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 83 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    120 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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