Taught course

Ageing, Mental Health and Dementia

Institution
Staffordshire University · Faculty of Health Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

You must have a first degree with honours or equivalent. IELTS 7.0 or recognised equivalent. Relevant clinical or health and social care experience if no first degree is held.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This three year distance learning programme is designed for professional and other interested individuals working with or caring for older adults with mental health issues. This course is designed, and operationalised, utilising the skill and experience of an interprofessional / interagency curriculum team.

This award represents a commitment to the advancement of Older Peoples Mental Health Services. The shift in culture towards choice, person centeredness and mental health promotion are identified as key components in curricula development (DH 2004b) and the commitment to increasing the understanding of Dementia is paramount in this award (DH 2009). Caring for older people, “....needs to be recognised for its high value to the patients, and the distinct skill set required to lead its provision.” (Francis 2013).

These fundamental principles and key policy drivers (DH 2008, DH 2013) serve to underpin positive practice and are therefore an important component of this award. Achievement of these attributes are linked to the core modules of the award and are reflected in the educational aims and learning outcomes.

Information for international students

They must also have either IELTS minimum score 6.0 or equivalent if English is not their first language.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

PGCert

distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
enquiries@staffs.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1782 294 400