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PS4093   The Psychology of Dementia

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours programme

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Wed

This module will examine the psychology of dementia focusing on the cognitive and psychosocial impact on individuals with a diagnosis and those who care for them. Students will examine patterns of both lost and retained cognitive skills in people with dementia. We will then focus on how retained skills can be maximised and how the caregiving experience can be improved for both people living with dementia and their caregivers. The module will include lectures and student presentations based around current research articles in the field.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 1 seminar plus office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 130

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 60%, 90-minute Written Examination = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr M Ellis