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Leading Care in Dementia and Frailty CPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

This module has been designed for practitioners of any healthcare discipline whose work involves caring for older people, people living with dementia and people living with frailty. The module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to manage the complexity of caring for people whose needs often span organisational boundaries and a continuum of care from diagnosis to end of life. The module will focus on ensuring people are at the centre of their care and decision making, along with their families and carers as appropriate.

The aims of the module are:

  • To develop an understanding of the complex care needs of older people, people living with dementia and people living with frailty
  • To critically evaluate the evidence base for best practice in managing the care of people with complex needs
  • To critically evaluate your role in leading/managing supportive care for people with complex needs

Content outline

  • The evidence base for advanced aspects of care in Dementia and Frailty
  • Communicating and connecting with people with complex needs
  • Carer and family engagement
  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
  • Shared decision making
  • Balancing risk and safety
  • Promoting self-management and engaging technology
  • Staying connected – social networks, care networks
  • Managing transitions in care
  • Service development

Module dates

Term 3

MAY: Wednesday 12 and 26 May 2021
JUN:  Wednesday 9 and 23 June 2021

Module Submission Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021



Prerequisite knowledge

Any health and social care professional with previous level 6 study.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0