Huntington’s Disease – An Online Undergraduate Module

We are delighted to be working in collaboration with the Scottish Huntington's Association (SHA) to deliver the online undergraduate course ‘Huntington’s Disease – An Enabling Approach to Supporting Families’.

This module is designed for practitioners working in health, social care, advocacy, and community organisations who currently or may potentially work with people with Huntington’s disease.  The course would also be of relevance to those working with younger people with other types of dementia.

The module will equip students to provide better treatment, care and support to people affected by Huntington’s disease, and other forms of younger onset dementia, by drawing on current research and practice in the field including evidence and information from across the UK and other parts of the world.

For more information contact Susan Bell on demppg@stir.ac.uk or on 01786 467744.

Improving Dementia Care – A Fifteen Week Undergraduate Online Course

Our online, undergraduate course ‘Improving Dementia Care’ is a 15 week distance learning course.  This module is designed for health and social care practitioners looking to improve their knowledge and practice in the field of dementia care.

The course aims are:

  • to improve knowledge of current approaches to care and support to people with dementia and those who care for them; and
  • to develop better understanding of how to promote change in dementia care, improving outcomes for people with dementia.

In joining our distance learning courses in dementia studies, students become part of an international, multi-disciplinary community of students and academics, committed to creating change and improving dementia practice and the experience of living with dementia.

Modules cost £675 for the academic year 2016/17.