Module code: NUR3307

Module Overview

The module provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the complexities surrounding supporting people living with dementia and their carers. The students will be empowered to play a pro-active role in improving person centred care provision to improve quality of care.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

GROSVENOR Wendy (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 4

Independent Learning Hours: 87

Lecture Hours: 26

Tutorial Hours: 3

Guided Learning: 20

Captured Content: 10

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Actively working with people living with dementia.

Module content

Dementia in context; to include legislation and the historical and political drivers of current policy to drive and influence own field of practice.

The importance of leadership, interdisciplinary and interagency communication and working in relation to dementia care.

Holistic assessments and the assessment of risk in relation to the area of practice.

The impact of abuse on children and young people and their families, including adult survivors of abuse.

Consideration of the impact of attitude and values in dementia care provision

Legal and ethical issues including mental capacity, safeguarding

Specific issues relating to person centred care in practice

Communicating with people living with dementia their families and carers.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ASSIGNMENT 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to: The assignment will enable students to explore and analyse strategies and tools that will enhance the quality of care and support provided for people with dementia in the acute care setting. They will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the complexities of care provision of people living with dementia and apply the evidence, policy and legislation to their field of practice.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


2500 word assignment - Students will critically analyse and critically evaluate the care of people with dementia and the way in which acute services to support their health and social care needs are organised, delivered and managed. Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the key issues in changing practice and critically analyse and evaluate the key issues in the management of dementia. The study will conclude with recommendations for practice. (addressing learning outcomes 1 – 5)


Formative assessment and feedback.

Students will present their study (individually or pairs) recommendations for change(s) in practice to the rest of the group.   Students can also send plan of summative assessment for feedback.  

Module aims

  • To analyse evidence-based knowledge related to dementia care provision.
  • To apply evidence, policy and legislation to the students professional field of practice.
  • To develop and demonstrate skills and understanding of the complexities surrounding caring for people living with dementia and be empowered to develop professional capacity in order to play a pro-active role in improving care provision.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Reflect on own area of practice and evaluate the need for service improvement. KCT
002 Demonstrate a critical understanding of the underpinning philosophy of person centred dementia care and how this is translated into practice. KCPT
003 Analyse and debate historical and current drivers that influence practice, policy and legislation in relation to dementia care KC
004 Using a holistic approach demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the dementia journey. (Focus on one specific aspect of care to critically analyse ¿ for example, pain, delirium, end of life care; these are just a few examples there are many more you can use). KCPT
005 Evaluate existing strategies and tools that enhance the quality of care and support provided for the person with dementia in your own care setting. KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • apply the current theoretical and methodological approaches to build a sound knowledge base

  • utilise interprofessional learning within a non-threatening environment to support the development of individual professional attributes and abilities within the context of shared experiential learning. This allows students to develop capacities required for to improve dementia care provision.

  • prepare students to have an inquiring attitude and empower them with an ongoing curiosity regarding new and emerging research and policy that informs their dementia care provision

  • equip the students with the skills to build upon previous expertise

  • challenge values, beliefs and assumptions in relation to dementia


The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures

  • Online – learning materials/ discussion board

  • Classroom discussions

  • Student-led workshops

  • Problem based learning

  • Profession led case studies/ scenarios

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.

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Other information

The school of Health Sciences is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability, and Resourcefulness and Resilience. This module is designed to allow students to develop knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the following areas:


Digital capabilities: Students will develop their digital capabilities by the production of a digital presentation or poster for their formative assessment. These skills will be transferable to their professional role.

Employability: Students are registered healthcare professionals and will be developing skills and knowledge that can be applied to their role and will enhance their future employability.

Global and cultural capabilities: Module content incorporates perspectives and practices from a range of cultures; through conversations around culture, faith and religion, students are encouraged to diversify their knowledge and reflect on different experiences. This will support the development of cultural competence to support the diverse range of communities engaging with dementia services.

Resourcefulness and Resilience: Students are guided to develop the ability to reflect and evaluate dementia care provision throughout the module and in the practice environment.  This pillar is fundamental to the development of effective and safe health professionals.

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 2025/6 academic year.