ASCPP is located within the School of Health and Life Sciences, reaching across all academic schools. Our main base is located at the award-winning Lanarkshire Campus: winner of the Guardian University Award 2019 for buildings that Inspire. Our students also benefit from the award winning DOMUS facility. DOMUS is a simulated domestic environment, in which students can experience the latest high and low tech aids for living and care. Adjacent to the DOMUS are the hospital simulation suites, Acorn Primary Care area and Living Lab.
Our pioneering dementia education extends from our Spiral Curricula and Discover Dementia within pre-registration nursing and mental health nursing programmes, through our taught masters (MSc in Dementia Care), and independent research degrees - MRes, MPhil and PhDs.
We are proud of our dementia leadership contributions within both the UK Higher Education Dementia Network and the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium.
To be a centre of excellence advancing dementia policy and practice through education, applied research and policy influence.
To work collaboratively with people with dementia and carers, the scientific and practice communities to advance evidence informed dementia policy and practice.
Our work focuses on three key activities:
Applied research for policy and practice
Education to promote evidence informed practice
Policy influencing and implementation
At the ASCPP we believe that people with dementia deserve high quality care. We know that this is possible when:
Practitioners have enhanced dementia knowledge and practical skills
When enlightened policies are put into practice
When society respects the rights of people with dementia
When we work in partnership with people with dementia, their family and friends