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Dementia - Masterclass - MC0009

About this course

This masterclass is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

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This masterclass is aimed at practitioners who care for all patients with Dementia. The module will look at some of the commonly used assessment tools and look at what they mean for both assessment and treatment of people with dementia. There will be time to reflect on current practice and critically analyse the value of the tools. You are welcome to bring copies of tools that you use in practice for discussion. The masterclass will cover Delirium diagnoses, cause and best practice in terms of management and recovery and will look at specific issues that can arise. The masterclass will also look at communication techniques including validation therapy, truth telling and SPECAL.

Study Dates

3rd of April


8th of May

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.  

Teaching and Assessment

The use of interactive teaching approaches with input from Clinical experts offers an opportunity to share experiences and highlight key challenges in holistic assessment and care delivery of Adults with life limiting conditions across a range of care settings. A range of resources and best practice guidance is shared.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.  

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).


Course info

Award Type Masterclass

Delivery Method Directed Study

Sector Health, Sport and Social Care

Study Mode Intensive Short Course

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start 3rd April or 8th of May

Duration One Day

This course would suit nurse and medical practitioners.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

You should be a registered nurse or healthcare practitioner.

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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