University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Dementia Care

This programme aims to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to offer high standard, evidence-based interventions that promote the well-being and personhood of people with dementia and their significant others and to act as agents of change contributing to research, service development and leadership in this area of practice; the programme involves attendance at the University for one day per week during term-time; students are required to identify a suitable practice supervisor/mentor to oversee any clinical and/or practice work required for the programme and pathway.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent from a recognised institution, or an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent - 120 credits at Master's level), or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience, which the University accepts as qualifying the candidate for entry.

Course modules

Modules include: Perspectives on dementia; communication through person centred practice; dementia and social inclusion; evidence based practice in dementia care; working effectively with crisis and complexity in dementia care; critical appraisal and evidence synthesis; research design; developing practice and managing change.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes essays, case studies, seminar presentations and literature reviews and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
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