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Dementia care and awareness

About this course

This award aims to provide the participants with the relevant knowledge, skills, and competence to professionally support individuals with dementia. The course will further address attitudes and stigma around dementia and some of the difficult issues that arise for people with dementia and their family carers during the dementia journey of care.

This course will explore the neurology of dementia, the various forms of dementia and best practice in dementia care.

Course Information

Course Title Dementia Care and Awareness
Course Type Award
Qualification Framework Level MQF Level 4
Programme Duration 1 Month (Full-Time)
Placement Hours 4 Hours
Mode of Attendance Full Time
Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face Lectures
Total ECTS Credits 3 ECTS
Course Language English
Location Zebbug, Malta
  • Aged 16+ upon entry of course
  • Communicate using oral and written English
  • Minimum school leaving certificate
  • Clean Police Conduct
  • Copy of ID card or Passport

Total Tuition Fees: Eur 240

For information about funding schemes click here.

Learning Outcomes for Knowledge obtained at the end of the programme:

The learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the symptoms, causes, effects and type of dementia. 
  2. Describe the various medications available, their side effects and explore additional support therapies.
  3. Adopt personalized techniques daily when supporting individuals with dementia.
  4. Treat the individual with dignity, respect and sensitivity ensuring that the individual feel valued to enhance their self confidence.

There is only one module in this course which will provide the relevant knowledge, skills, and competence to professionally support individuals with dementia.

Learning Hours:

  • Contact hours: 15
  • Supervised placement hours: 4
  • Self-study hours: 42
  • Assessment hours: 14

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  • Staff mentors
  • Care supervisor
  • Care coordinator
  • Nursing assistants
  • Non-care administrative roles
  • Support worker
  • Nursing home assistant
  • Senior care worker
  • Team leader
  • Independent living advisor
  • Aged care worker
  • Nurse practitioner

Age Group: 16+

Existing professionals or newbies who may want to further their career in elderly care/sector can amplify their skills and knowledge of this topic with our accredited short course in Dementia Care and Awareness Award, and it could make all the difference in escalating your career path.

This Course will be assessed through the submission of:

  • Activities Booklet (10%)
  • Contemplative Essay (40%)
  • Written Assignment (50%)

This course is accredited and licensed by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) is responsible for fostering the development and achievement of excellence in Further and Higher education in Malta through effective licensing, accreditation, quality assurance, research, and recognition of programmes of study, established under the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF)

Licence Number: 2019-010
Quality Assurance approved by MFHEA

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