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A number of funding arrangements are available for this module in 21/22 and you should contact your CWD lead for information and approval before accepting your place as you may be liable for fees. Students wishing to apply from outside our region should contact the email below.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on apply now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application. The deadline for you to submit an application for this module is 10 working days prior to the start date shown below.

**PLEASE NOTE – the Continuous Workforce Development (CWD) policy we have with Health Education England and the NHS Trusts states that you must have authorisation from your CWD Lead before applying for the module. A list of CWD Leads can be found here.  

BEFORE YOU CLICK “Apply Now” to apply - please ensure you have confirmed your authorisation to attend the module with your CWD Lead as you will be asked to enter their name and email address as a reference on your application.

If you do not provide details of your CWD Lead with your application this will delay the progress of your application and your place on the module may be at risk. Instructions on how to add the details of your CWD as a reference are found within the guidance notes below **

GUIDANCE NOTES

 

 

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

This module will give you a critical insight into the mental health of older people, with a particular focus on the main demographically/epidemiologically prevalent issues of dementia, delirium and depression. As the ethos of the module is maintaining personhood, you will examine strategies for maximising independence, choice and mental well-being and develop a critical awareness of relationship-centred approaches.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Mental health and the older person
  • Dementia, delirium and depression
  • Contexts of care, environment and the therapeutic milieu
  • Recovery, wellbeing and holism
  • Behaviour that challenges
  • Mental capacity and consent
  • Person-centred care and relationship-centred care

Delivery Dates:

Monday 6th September 2021 (Start Date)
Monday 13th September 2021
Monday 20th September 2021
Monday 27th September 2021
Monday 4th October 2021
Monday 11th October 2021
Monday 18th October 2021
Monday 25th October 2021
Monday 1st November 2021
Monday 8th November 2021

 

Course Information

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method TBC depending on government guidance

Mode of Study
Part Time

Start Monday 6th September 2021

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

This course would suit practitioners involved in the health or social care of older people, who are interested in enhancing their practice in the area of older persons’ mental health.

Previous evidence of level 5 study. The student should work professionally with older people, who may have mental health needs.

Aims of Module

To enable those working with older people, in health and social care and community settings, to develop a critical understanding of the impact of the dementias, delirium and depression.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module the practitioner will be able to:

1. Critically analyse the nature and impact of the dementias, delirium and depression as experienced by older people.

2. Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies to promote well-being and independence.

3. Debate issues concerning practice development

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

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