Patients with dementia – course for dentists, dental hygienists, dietitians, speech-language pathologists and audiologists (online course)

The course "Dementia from Cell to Society" is for dentists, dental hygienists, dietitians, speech-language pathologists and audiologists who in their profession meet patients with dementia. The course amounts to 15 ECTS and is multi-professional which will give you a greater understanding of how different professions work with dementia.

About the course

The course is unique as it brings together several professions who work in the field of dementia. Dentists, dental hygienists, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and audiologists all take this course together. This will give you a new multi-professional perspective on dementia, oral health and the communicative function. You will also get the opportunity to create networks with people of different professions.

The course has been developed in cooperation with Stiftelsen Silviahemmet. After the course you will receive a diploma from Karolinska Institutet and Stiftelsen Silviahemmet as well as a special pin that will be awarded to you by HM Queen Silvia at a ceremony. 


Apply here to Dementia from Cell to Society. Last day to apply is 15 August 2023.


This course aims to increase your knowledge about:

  • Risk factors, symptoms and progression of different dementia disorders
  • Your professional role and team-related aspects in the care of people with dementia
  • Consequences of dementia from a biopsychosocial perspective
  • Informal care and support for people with dementia

Course content

The course is divided into two modules:

Dementia from a biological perspective, 7.5 credits

This module covers the most common types of dementia and prevention, symptoms, progression and interventions are discussed. This module also covers the consequences of dementia form a biopsychosocial perspective.

Dementia from a societal perspective 7.5 credits

This module covers how to interact with people with dementia in different stages of the illness. It also includes a reflection, based important concepts, on what it is like to live with dementia and how family members perceive the illness.

More information can be found in the course syllabus. 

Target group

Dentists, dental hygienists, dietitians, speech-language pathologists and and audiologists who work with older adults and who regularly meet patients with dementia.

Course set-up

The course amounts to 15 ECTS and is delivered part-time. The course is entirely web-based and consists of webinars, lectures (mainly pre-recorded), individual assignments, online discussions and seminars. 

Time and place

Course start: 6 november 2023.

Interactive online studies on the learning platform Canvas and online meetings in the video conferencing provider Zoom.


35 000 SEK. VAT may be added to all prices, contact us for more information.

Contract education

This course is offered as contract education, in accordance with the Ordinance (SFS 2002:760) on Contract Education at Universities and University Colleges, and the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education's directions for Contract Education at Universities and University Colleges (HSVFS 2003:3).

Thus, the courses can be commissioned only by a legal entity - an organisation, company or the equivalent.

If you wish to participate in the course, please make sure to confirm that your employer will cover the cost.

For more information, please contact:

Susanna Sjunneryd

Project coordinator