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Dementia Care Training at King's College

in Seth M Keller MD, Info Blast

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NTG Colleagues

Dear Colleague,
I am a lecturer and scientist based at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London working on Alzheimer’s disease. I would like to draw your attention to an exciting postgraduate course which I think will be of great interest to you and your colleagues. I would be extremely grateful if you could forward this information to anybody you think may be interested. In the information below, I have also detailed some funding opportunities which prospective students may be eligible to apply for to undertake the course in the U.K. starting next September.
Many thanks,
Dr. Angela Hodges
Programme Leader
MSc Advanced Care in Dementia
Funding opportunities now available
We are looking for highly motivated health and social care professionals who care passionately about improving the lives of people with dementia and wish to advance their careers in this important area.
We invite applications for a one year, full-time MSc in Advanced Care in Dementia at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, U.K.
You will use a blended learning approach involving e-learning, lectures, group work, tutorials and a research project. You will learn:
·         how to integrate biological, psychological and social models of dementia in to professional practice
·         person-centred approaches to dementia care
·         to critically evaluate research evidence and reflect on professional practice to improve dementia care
·         skills and knowledge to undertake research in the area of dementia care
·         evidence based practice in different dementia care settings.
The course is taught by world leading professionals and researchers in dementia who have strong international links and research interests in cross cultural comparisons and international practice and policy. For further course details and guidance on how to apply, see:
We will be hosting a “Webinar,” an online introductory seminar where you can learn more about the course, in the week commencing 11thMarch 2013. This will take the form of a short presentation followed by questions and answers. Register your interest in taking part in this event by emailing
Funding Opportunities
Prospective students from your country may be eligible for funding to undertake this course. There are a limited number of awards in each of the schemes listed below and so early applications are encouraged. Please note any application needs to be made alongside an online application to MSc Advanced Care in Dementia. The deadline for all applications is 1st March 2013.
Name of funding scheme
Who is eligible
Full funding for fees, living expenses and flights to UK
Student from developing Commonwealth countries. (See website for full list of eligible countries)
Any international student (not UK or EU)
Students from Venezuela, Uruguay, Spain, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Peru, Mexico, Columbia, Chile, Brazil and Argentina
Students from a selection of African countries (see website for full list of eligible countries)
Students from Canada
$2,000 (US)
Students from USA
To find out more about the above schemes, visit
WIN a £50 voucher
We’d really like to hear your views on the development of a distance learning option for our course. By completing our short online survey, we will automatically enter you in to our prize draw to win a £50 amazon voucher. Please visit
For further information about our course, please contact us on or any of the contact details below.
Angela Hodges
Programme Leader MSc Advanced Care in Dementia
Department of Old Age Psychiatry
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Box PO70 
De Crespigny Park 
London SE5 8AF
Benjamin Harrison
Senior Administrator/Programme Administrator
Department of Old Age Psychiatry
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Box PO70 
De Crespigny Park 
London SE5 8AF
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 0508   Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 0632
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested in this course. Would you like hard copies of the course pamphlet or poster to display? Please ask.
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