Key Facts

Module Title: NUR-30196: The Management of Dementia & Co-morbid Physical Illness
Mode of Study:Trimester 2/3/April
Contact Details:Contact School of Nursing & Midwifery - 01782 67954
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Fees: Click for details

This module has been developed in collaboration with the Trust partners, in an effort to provide a bridging platform for practitioners wishing to expand their knowledge and skills base in relation to service user inclusion, health promotion and early intervention in the care of the person with dementia.

Studied as a stand alone short 5 credit module or part of a longer learning pathway, the module will provide learning opportunities to any health professional involved in the assessment of older adults in any health or social care setting.

Finally, the module will provide an excellent learning experience for those practitioners who would like to professionally 'update' and for those who would like to pursue a Degree programme of learning.

NOTE: This module is also available as a stand-alone workshop (£100). Please contact the School for further details. Workshops are not assessed.

If you take one or more of the 5-credit modules, you cannot subsequently do the 15-credit Dementia module. 

To develop underpinning knowledge in relation to caring for the person with dementia and co-morbid physical health conditions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop strategies to improve effective care delivery in the context of co-morbid physical illness and cognitive impairment.
  • Explore the impact of dementia on a person's physical health and the link between physical illness and cognitive impairment 
  • To analyse how dementia and polypharmacy may impact on the person's ability to self-medicate safely and dementia treating medicine management
  • Identifying the principles of holistic, person centred assessment.

Normally hold a professional registration with an appropriate body (e.g. NMC, HCPC) working with people who many be suffering from dementia and have access to an appropriate clinical mentor within the care setting.

Case study exploration using examples of people experiencing co-morbid physical illnesses
Signs and symptoms of dementia
Medication prescribed for dementia
Drug interactions
Medication management/concordance
Guided study activities - therapeutic interventions and management of dementia
Mental Capacity Act
Introduction to KLE and online assessment tools.

01: Exam weighted 100%

Twenty questions (online exam) exploring the inter-relationship between dementia and long term physical health conditions.