Dementia: International Experience, Policy and Practice

Study mode:Online Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 5.9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 5.9 k / Year(s)  
30 place StudyQA ranking:5545 Duration:24 months

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Programme description

The MSc programme has been developed by putting the experience of the person with dementia at the forefront, recognising the importance of policy and of making direct links from learning to practice. You are supported to share experience and to transfer learning to your own environment.

You will be enabled to:

* develop an understanding of the impact of dementia around the world
* develop cross cultural knowledge of dementia
* understand the experiences of people with dementia
* develop a critical perspective of the assets and abilities of people with dementia
* gain new research based perspectives on the provision of dementia care and support internationally
* develop leadership skills and confidence to implement dementia services or strategies locally
* understand the changes associated with dementia and the importance of individualised interventions and approaches

Programme structure

The courses in this programme are all part-time, online and are studied using distance learning. You are expected to study independently and to engage online with fellow students from around the world and with your tutor.

The methods of assessment will vary between courses. Most courses require an end of course essay which will vary in length (usually 40% of the overall grade).

You may be required to contribute to a discussion forum (usually 20%).

Additionally you will be assessed on one other aspect of elearning during each course. This will vary between courses and may be an online presentation, literature review, group project or development of an e-portfolio (usually 40%). You will have a tutor for each course and will have contact via email, telephone or webcam.

You will experience a high level of tutor contact and interaction during this programme due to its on-line nature. This includes the opportunity to specialise in areas chosen by you that are specifically relevant to your workplace or environment.

For the dissertation you are expected to conduct research relevant to dementia care or service development in your own context before producing a 12,000 word dissertation (85%) and a research poster (15%).

Learning outcomes

The programme will enable you to demonstrate:

* critical evaluation of dementia care on a global scale
* knowledge of approaches to assessment, interventions and service delivery
* reflective skills and practice relating to the care of people with dementia
* the transfer of learning and knowledge to your practice setting
* increased confidence in developing and leading dementia services in your organisation
* critical thinking with the ability to source, challenge and share research and literature
* skills in working on-line collaboratively with students from around the world

* An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in nursing, social work or an allied health profession. * Experience of providing support for people with dementia. * Access to a computer with Internet connection.Participants with strong professional experience but lower qualifications may be considered subject to evidence of academic ability and at the discretion of the Programme Director. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Scholarships include:

* Cross-disciplinary awards
* Edinburgh College of Art
* Business School
* School of Divinity
* School of Economics
* School of Health in Social Science
* Animals Asia Scholarship
* British Heart Foundation in Cardiovascular Design
* Colt Foundation Fellowships
* EBRC - Pfizer Scholarship
* Scottish Power Foundation Scholarships
* School of Engineering International Masters
* Informatics International Masters Scholarships
* The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance Prize PhD Studentships
* School of Biological Sciences Taught Postgraduate Bursaries
* School of Mathematics awards
* The Maudslay Scholarship
* The Higgs Centre Scholarships
* Master's Scholarships in High Performance Computing
* Head of School Scholarships (GeoSciences)



As a world-leading centre of academic excellence we aim to:

* Enhance our position as one of the worlds leading research and teaching universities and to measure our performance against the highest international standards
* Provide the highest quality learning and teaching environment for the greater wellbeing of our students
* Produce graduates fully equipped to achieve the highest personal and professional standards
* Make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world, promoting health and economic and cultural wellbeing.

As a great civic university, Edinburgh especially values its intellectual and economic relationship with the Scottish community that forms its base and provides the foundation from which it will continue to look to the widest international horizons, enriching both itself and Scotland.

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