15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Drawing upon sociological and psycho-social theory and contemporary research evidence this unit aims to offer students innovative and useful ways for examining the consequences of a dementia diagnosis for society, communities and those affected directly by dementia. It promotes greater sensitivity in the ways `dementia¿ is discussed and explained by staff with and around diverse groups of people with a dementia diagnosis to promote enduring self-esteem and valued sources of social identity

Staff Contact: Maureen Howard
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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