HS7206: Leading Dementia Care in Practice

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HS7206: Leading Dementia Care in Practice

Module Title Leading Dementia Care in Practice
Module Code HS7206
Module Tutor
School School of Health & Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description
Indicative Syllabus

This module aims to drive improvement of services supporting people living with dementia. It builds on the practitioners’ knowledge and skills in supporting people living with dementia and drives quality of service provision through the development of service driven projects to provide better care for people living with dementia. The focus throughout the module will be to explore, define and encourage the practice of strong and effective leadership in Dementia Care and support. The module promotes multi-agency delivery with experts applying emerging theory into practice. Practitioners will learn about a variety of tools and resources which will be transferable for use in the setting in which they work. Each workshop will blend and build on the practitioner’s knowledge and ability to lead and develop practice in dementia.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  1. Recognise and become familiar with the successful components of leadership discovering your own strengths and limitations through discussion, actions & reflection in relation to the care of the person with Dementia.
  2. Critically evaluate your learning from expert practitioners working in Dementia Care.
  3. Reflect on your organisations approach and philosophy to caring for people with dementia and identify areas for improvement.
  4. Consider skills within your team and how you are using the enriched model to support people to live well with dementia.
  5. Develop a sound understanding of specialism in dementia care and apply it to your practice.
  6. Understand the impact of dementia care on carers and staff supporting for people with dementia and be able to apply strategies to support resilience.
  7. Develop and implement an appreciative enquiry coaching approach to sustain an effective service to support the needs of people with Dementia.
  8. Analyse the workplace environment, and develop professional skills using a variety of tested tools to evidence and guide practice.
  9. Develop sustainable change management and visionary leadership to support people living with Dementia.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 4000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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