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
Study pathway/opportunity for further study: MSc Gerontology (with Dementia Care)
Credit bearing: No
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.
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.
The programme includes learning about: