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Dementia Care

SPEND THE SUMMER WITH US!

We’re inviting students from our international partners to live and study in Scotland for two weeks in July and August. The Dementia Care course will be hosted at our new Lanarkshire Campus, close to Glasgow.

 Dates: Monday 29th July (arrival Sunday 28th July)

Duration: 2 weeks

Campus: Lanarkshire

Study pathway/opportunity for further study: MSc Gerontology (with Dementia Care)

Credit bearing: No

Cost: £1600

Included: Accommodation, Tuition, Excursions and Social Activities

Visas: If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, you can apply for a short-term study visa. Make sure you check the immigration requirements before applying (visit www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa for more details). You will receive a confirmation of booking and you should carry this confirmation with you when travelling. You can apply for a visa up to three months before your date of travel to the UK. You should get a decision on your visa within three weeks. You will need to attach an offer letter to your visa application. The offer letter is a ‘Booking Complete’ email, which is sent to you once you have booked and made full payment for the Summer School.

COURSE OVERVIEW

This programme will integrate theoretical with experiential and simulated learning and be complemented with appropriate care setting visits.

This evidence and policy informed programme will support the participant to examine key knowledge, understanding and skills to develop and deliver contemporary and effective care to support the person with dementia, family and carers.

Our starting point is always to seek an understanding of the experience of dementia. Our simulated learning approach provides an opportunity to experience, with expert support, some of the physical and sensory changes that might be familiar to people with dementia, in addition to ageing. Careful preparation and debriefing ensures that learners not only empathise with the person’s experience but also identify how they might care in a more hopeful and positive way.

The Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice staff will lead this programme. This award winning team have extensive experience of education and research in dementia care. 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, and caring interventions and practice are research based and involve people with dementia, family carers and practitioners.

Week 1

Sunday

  • Arrival

Monday

  • Welcome & Induction - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Scottish culture session (All students) - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Cultural Activity

Tuesday

  • Seminar day one Introducing Dementia Care in Scotland: Leading the Way - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Seminar day one Introducing Dementia Care in Scotland: Leading the Way - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Introduction to the DOMUS initiative - Environments for care - 14.00 - 16.30

Wednesday

  • Seminar day two Biopsychosocial approaches to dementia care - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Seminar day two Biopsychosocial approaches to dementia care - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Supporting diagnosis Post diagnosis support - 14:00 - 16.30
  • Optional evening activity

Thursday

 

  •  Care setting visit one day care and resource centres; social services and independent sector - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Care setting visit one day care and resource centres; social services and independent sector - 11.00 - 13.00
  • lunch -13.00 - 14.00
  • Care setting visit one day care and resource centres; social services and independent sector - 14.00 - 16.30

Friday

  • Practice skills and simulation; Care Empathia simulation: Person centred care. Practice Skills and simulation - Care Empathia simulation: person centred care - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Practice skills and simulation; Care Empathia simulation: Person centred care. Practice Skills and simulation - Care Empathia simulation: person centred care - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Free afternoon

Saturday

  • Free day or optional excursion

Week 2

Sunday

  • Free day or optional excursion

Monday

  • Scottish culture session (All students) - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Scottish culture session (All students) - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Cultural Activity

Tuesday

  • Seminar day three supporting meaningful activity - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Seminar day three supporting meaningful activity - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Managing risk and saftey - 14.00 - 16.30

Wednesday

  • Seminar four Supporting the person with advanced dementia and carers; Dementia Palliare - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Seminar four Supporting the person with advanced dementia and carers; Dementia Palliare - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Seminar four Supporting the person with advanced dementia and carers; Dementia Palliare - 14:00 - 16.30
  • Optional evening activity

Thursday

  • Care visit two 24 hour care settings including hospitals and care homes - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Care visit two 24 hour care settings including hospitals and care homes - 11.00 - 13.00
  • lunch -13.00 - 14.00
  • Care visit two 24 hour care settings including hospitals and care homes - 14.00 - 16.30

Friday

  • Practical Skills and simulation & positive approach to care - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Review of learning & skills- 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Free afternoon
  • Group evening activity (Every 2 weeks)

Saturday

  • Departure

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The programme includes learning about:

  • Scotland’s world leading approach to the lives of people affected with dementia, including family, carers and practitioners.
  • Promoting and supporting the person to live well and enjoy a good quality of life throughout the condition.
  • Assessing, leading and managing care that reduces distress and risk.
  • Promoting person centred care to meet each person’s needs

HOW TO APPLY

APPLY & PAY

To secure your place on the Dementia Care Summer School, click on the ‘APPLY & PAY’ link above.

 

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Last updated: 06/03/2019