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Overview

Framework:
Access to HE
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
QU025825
Credits:
3
Guided learning hours:
Not available

Qualification Grading Type

Graded

Grade Descriptors

  • GD1-Understanding the subject
  • GD5-Communication and presentation
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand what dementia is.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Explain what is meant by the term 'dementia'.

  • 1.2

    Analyse the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia.

  • 1.3

    Evaluate how other impairments may be mistaken for dementia.


2

Understand key features of theoretical models of dementia.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Explain the social model of dementia.

  • 2.2

    Explain the medical model of dementia.

  • 2.3

    Explain why dementia should be viewed as a disability.


3

Know common forms of dementia and their causes.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Evaluate the risk factors for common causes of dementia.

  • 3.2

    Explain the likely signs and symptoms of common types of dementia.

  • 3.3

    Analyse prevalence rates for common types of dementia.


4

Understand the impact of dementia on the individual and others and society.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Evaluate the impact of dementia on the lives of the individual with dementia and others around them.


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