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Dementia - Masterclass - MC0009
Date: TBC

 **In the interests of health and safety of students, staff and our partners, the University Executive has taken the decision that all classroom-based teaching and learning activity will be replaced by online programme delivery. As you will undoubtedly be aware, many other universities are taking a similar approach. This does depend on individual online capability and nature of the sessions. Given the nature of this masterclass and the ongoing uncertainty regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have taken the difficult decision to postpone this masterclass. We will release dates for the postponed delivery in the coming months. We thank you for your patience at this uncertain time.**

This masterclass is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.





If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

This masterclass is aimed at practitioners who care for all patients with Dementia. The module will look at some of the commonly used assessment tools and look at what they mean for both assessment and treatment of people with dementia. There will be time to reflect on current practice and critically analyse the value of the tools. You are welcome to bring copies of tools that you use in practice for discussion. The masterclass will cover Delirium diagnoses, cause and best practice in terms of management and recovery and will look at specific issues that can arise. The masterclass will also look at communication techniques including validation therapy, truth telling and SPECAL.

Course Information

Award Type Masterclass

Delivery Method Directed Study

Mode of Study
Intensive Short Course

Coach Lane Campus

Start Date: TBC

Health, Sport and Social Care

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.  

The use of interactive teaching approaches with input from Clinical experts offers an opportunity to share experiences and highlight key challenges in holistic assessment and care delivery of Adults with life limiting conditions across a range of care settings. A range of resources and best practice guidance is shared.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.  

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).


This course would suit nurse and medical practitioners.

You should be a registered nurse or healthcare practitioner.

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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