Get an MSc in Dementia -Train online to understand more about the condition

With around 14 per cent of the British population expected to develop dementia in their lifetimes, and with the number of people living with dementia across the word expected to double in the next 20 years, it is always good to see new projects or courses designed to help us understand more about the devastating condition. Many universities are now offering online studies in dementia, which offer all the flexibility that modern learners require – studying where and when it suits you.

University of Hull is offering an online MSc course in dementia studies, which promises to teach students how to apply dementia-specific knowledge, skills and values in promoting the rights of people living with dementia. You will also learn to challenge common thinking about the condition and to develop person-centred approaches to working with people experiencing cognitive loss. You can find out more here.

Meanwhile the University of Stirling offers an online Masters Degree in DEmentia and Ageing, with several courses starting next year. Learn about the latest theories, innovations and best practice in dementia care. Read more here.

At the University of Bradford you can train online for a MSc, PGDip or PGCert in Advanced Dementia Studies, which gives you the option to train for one, two or three years depending on your needs. The programme is designed to ‘develop you as a leader in your field of dementia care’. It is intended for health and social care professionals who want to gain a specific qualification in dementia, or for voluntary workers who already have contact with people with dementia. Check out the details here.

There are many more courses that are available for face-to-face teaching, but for sheer ease and flexibility those above are hard to beat.

Are you training in dementia studies? How is your course going and would you recommend it? We’d love to hear from you.