Dementia Champions Programme (DCU) - Person Centred Dementia Care
Course Summary: This is a level 8 (degree level) 10 ECTS credit blended learning module over 12 weeks (7 faceto face and 5 online weeks). Contact hours are on weeks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. 25% attendance is in DCU and 75% is based online. 100% attendance is required on the contact days. If applicants cannot commit to all the face to face sessions then please do not apply. Online contact time is flexible but online lectures must be completed before the commensurate face to face session.
The module is open to all Health and Social Care providers who are enthusiastic about improving their own skills in dementia care and the life of the people they work with. Applications from Health Care Assistant's will be considered where there is an exceptional track record or a previous level 8 qualification. Students must be working in regular contact with people with dementia for the whole period of the module.
Students must have support from their manager for completing the module and applicants should obtain approval for leave before applying for the module. Students must be willing to take on the role of dementia champions within their own organisations subsequent to successful completion of the module.
The next intake will be in September 2018.