10 week Distance Learning Programme
Spring and Autumn
Spring 2020 Intake: 5th May to 1st July 2020
Autumn 2020 Intake: 28th September to 25th November 2020
Eligible to attend:
Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Booking and further information:
Education & Research Department, Jennymount Business Park, North Derby Street, Belfast. BT15 3HN.
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9078 1836 www.nihospice.org
The NI Hospice Certificate in Holistic Dementia Care is a 10 week distance learning course for doctors, nurses and other helthcare professionals. It aims to promote effective person centred care for patients with a dementia and support those who matter to them from diagnosis to bereavement.
The course commences with an introductory evening session, which can be attended via broadband link. Participants will have access to the course handbook, online learning resources and an online support forum. There is a workshop on “Writing a Portfolio Case Study”; candidates may attend a face to face session or join via a broadband link.
Milford Care Centre offers this 10 week distance learning programme in collaboration with Northern Ireland Hospice.
The course is divided into 13 sections, each covering the principles and practice for delivering end-of-life care to patients with dementia. The Key elements of dementia care explored throughout the course are:
- The diagnosis, treatment and key characteristics of the different types of dementia
- The provision of holistic dementia care and the role of palliative care
- Communication with a patient with cognitive impairment
- Effective assessment in dementia care
- Management of behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia
- Management of holistic symptom needs
- Caring for the Carers
- End of Life Care
- The ethical and legal implications of a diagnosis of dementia
It is estimated that each of the eight weeks of the course will require approximately 10 hours of work to complete including reading the course handbook and reviewing the additional learning on the Learning Matters website which has been established to assist candidates with their studies.
Attendance is required at the introductory evening session, which can be attended via video conference, and at the final assessment day at Milford Care Centre.
Booking and Further Information
CPD applied for –
Royal College of Physicians UK,
Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann
Royal College of Physicians, Ireland