Aims/Description: This module aims to provide students with a coherent understanding of the theoretical, policy and legislative context for psychosocial approaches used in dementia care and knowledge of a range of key interventions on offer, the potential benefits and appreciation of the evidence-base supporting decisions to employ such interventions. An emphasis will be placed on broadening the range of approaches students might take when responding to `behaviours that challenge' and people with dementia, whilst also exploring wider outcomes such as enhanced `wellbeing' and positive patient experience.

Staff Contact: Lisa Bell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, 15 minute presentation plus 5 minutes questions

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