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Gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses with this The Many Faces of Dementia course from UCL by FutureLearn.

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Overview

Dementia is one of the foremost priorities in global health and is estimated to affect over 44 million people worldwide. This has a huge impact on individuals and on society, so improvements in understanding, care and treatments are desperately needed. In this online course, you’ll discover key issues in dementia care and research. 

You’ll explore four less common forms of dementia, through the eyes of people affected by them. World-leading experts at UCL will show how research into the signs, stages, symptoms and causes of these forms can bring us closer to defeating dementia.

By the end of The Many Faces of Dementia course from UCL by FutureLearn , you'll be able to:

  • Identify the range of symptoms that people experience as a result of less-common dementia diagnoses.
  • Explain how diagnoses of dementia differ in terms of the parts of the brain affected and the causes of changes in the brain.
  • Reflect upon the experience of people who are given a diagnosis of dementia.
  • Explore the role of scientific research in furthering our ability to care for and treat people with dementia.
  • Apply this knowledge to develop a broader understanding of the symptoms and experiences of people with more common forms of dementia.
  • Evaluate your own views and experiences, in comparison to those expressed by others.

Accreditation

This course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?

This course covered four less common diagnoses of dementia, the people involved and the implications of these for our wider understanding. Core topics included:

  • the symptoms and science behind familial Alzheimer’s disease
  • behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia
  • dementia with Lewy bodies and posterior cortical atrophy.
Learners explored and discussed the changes in the brain underlying these conditions plus how support and care can help people live well with dementia.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The only requirement is an interest in dementia, its effects on people and the brain.

We hope that this course will be of particular interest to:

  • Anyone who works with people diagnosed with dementia
  • People who have a friend or family member who has dementia
  • People in the early stages of the disease
  • Students with an interest in learning more about dementia

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD per year during 1 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD per year during 1 months.

It's free to join and study this course, you have the option to upgrade  and receive a digital and printed certificate for $64. Additional benefits can be reached via the Unlimited FutureLearn product. 

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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