DEVELOPING SKILLS AND SUPPORTING QUALITY DEMENTIA CARE IN THE ACUTE ENVIRONMENT - 2018/9

Module code: NUR2177

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

GROSVENOR WJ Mrs (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: B741

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Year long

Module content



Experiences of dementia

Enabling people to live well with dementia

Communication skills

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework WORKBOOK Pass/Fail
Coursework CASE STUDY ESSAY 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • This module will explore the role of the assistant practitioner and the principles underpinning health care in caring for people with dementia.  It will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to support people with dementia and their families, to maximise choice and person centred care.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Develop new knowledge and skills related to dementia care
2 Explore the dementia journey and how to meet the needs of people with dementia.
3 Empower the student to work with colleagues and carers to support best use of resources, providing dignity and choice for people with dementia
4 Develop skills in dementia care with the aim of delivering high quality, effective person centred care that values and empowers the person with dementia

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Methods of Teaching / Learning


150 hours:

37.5 hours taught

7.5 hours work based learning

105 hours self-directed study

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for DEVELOPING SKILLS AND SUPPORTING QUALITY DEMENTIA CARE IN THE ACUTE ENVIRONMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur2177

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.