Dementia Identification, Assessment and Diagnosis

Offered By

University of Bradford

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the University of Bradford explores the identification, assessment and diagnosis of dementia and the benefits of an early diagnosis. Later, it will investigate what the assessment process entails and how it is experienced by people with dementia, stressing why it is important to ensure that people undergoing assessment are treated sensitively and receive appropriate post-diagnostic support.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Identify the most common types of dementia and their underlying causes

Describe the signs and symptoms of dementia that indicate the need for assessment

Explain why early diagnosis of dementia is beneficial and the possible outcomes if assessment and treatment is delayed

Describe the criteria and process used to gain a diagnosis of dementia

Explain why it is important to treat people undergoing diagnosis with sensitivity and in a manner appropriate to them

Explain how to refer patients to access specialist services and support networks