Quality Assurance and Prioritizations within Dementia Care, 6 creditsKvalitetssäkring och prioritering av demensvård, 6 hp
- Course code
- Course name
- Quality Assurance and Prioritizations within Dementia Care
- 6 credits
- Form of Education
- Contract education (credits)
- Main field of study
- AV - Second cycle
- Grading scale
- Fail (U) or pass (G)
- Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
- Decided by
- Styrelsen för utbildning
- Decision date
- Course syllabus valid from
- Spring 2012
Specific entry requirements
At least 120 credits, including a medical degree. English language skills equivalent to English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school are also required.
The student should show an attitude and sense of responsibility to organise and ensure the quality of the care for patients with dementia disease. On completion of the course, the student should be able to: - show and describe forms and working methods to organise and develop the home care for patients with dementia disease - show an ethical attitude to nursing actions from human needs, existing resources, the organisation of the society and necessary priorities - prioritise nursing actions within dementia field based on evidence, best practice and need - high-light methods for quality assurance and systematic follow-up of dementia care - argue for the importance of organisation of the geriatric care, to achieve good quality regarding the treatment of individuals with dementia disease - show deeper understanding about the team's role for care of individuals with dementia and a professional treatment from concepts such as knowledge, attitude, treatment, working methods and activation - practically carry out efficient problem analysis at emotional and behavioural difficulties
- Legislation, rights - Bases for priority - Ethical aspects - Rights, fundamental values, policy, priority, ethics, - Patient cases/exercises - Welfares - Quality assurance and follow up - What implies teamwork? Advantages within the dementia care Within healthcare respectively nursing - Attitudes/treatment
The course is carried out as distance education and has a student-activating learning in focus as educational model. The distance education is IT-based and is characterised by an independent and collaborative learning. In the course occurs both individual study assignments, work in groups, virtual discussions, seminars and lectures.
The examination is both formative, i.e. evaluation during the course, and summational, i.e. evaluation of the contents of the course. The formative examination takes place through active participation in seminar presentations, both individual and in groups. To pass the assignments, it is required that the student has participated actively in the completion of the assignments and in both written and oral presentation/discussion of these. The summational examination takes place through a reflecting individual written report, based on advanced study in chosen fields of the course content, on relevant literature, and also a critical discussion of possible application. The reports should also be presented orally. The reports should be presented and discussed in a seminar together with teachers and fellow students.
Language of instruction English.
Literature and other teaching aids
3. ed. : London : Hodder Arnold, 2005. - xxxi, 829 s.,  s. of plates ISBN:Đ145.00 LIBRIS-ID:10002703 Library search
3., [omarb. och utök.] uppl. : Stockholm : Liber, 2011 - 292 s. ISBN:978-91-47-08482-1 LIBRIS-ID:12134448 Library search