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CPD Collaborative and Professional Practice in Dementia Care

Level 7 (postgraduate), 30 Credits

Start dates
July, October, January, April
Course length
15 weeks PartTime
City campus

Course cost

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Course aim

This module will enable you to:

  • gain a deeper understanding of dementia
  • think creatively and identify innovations in care delivery and how these can be adapted
  • apply this knowledge to service planning and delivery within your own organisation

Course content

Course under review

As part of this CPD course, you will study:

  • therapeutic approaches and models of dementia care
  • assessment, interventions and different stages of the disease trajectory
  • palliative and end of life care needs
  • family caregivers and informal carers needs and experiences
  • evaluation in dementia care

Teaching and learning

You will be expected to attend one half day per week.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

  • Alternative qualifications considered

    In order to be eligible to join this course, you must:

    • have current registration as a health and/or social care professional
    • be currently employed within a health and social care organisation
    • demonstrate experience of Level 6 study or equivalent (demonstrated through prior learning in accordance with LJMU AP(E)L regulations)

How to apply

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU CPD application form. You will need to provide details of your qualifications and curent employment.


There are two components to the assessment:

  • a short presentation (worth 30% of your final mark) on what you consider to be a research or evaluation priority in dementia care
  • an essay (worth 70% of your final mark) where you critically examine the current service provision for people with dementia within your own work context

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development can be studied within the MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical) award framework or as a single CPD.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.