The Dementias and Related Disorders - Standalone module

This course is for you if you are looking to develop your understanding of the aetiology, presentation, diagnosis and treatment of dementias and related neurodegenerative disorders. This module forms part of the PgCert Psychiatric Therapeutics which is accredited by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP).


Location: Aston University, Birmingham

Course type

Online / distance learning

Course format

No placements


10 weeks

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Key information, entry requirements and fees

Credit value: 10 masters level credits 

Mode of delivery: Distance Learning  

Course type: Standalone Module 

Number of places available: 10

Start date: September

Duration: 10 weeks

Time commitment: Although this will depend upon the individual, a typical student can expect to spend around 10 hours a week throughout the duration of the course, equivalent to 100 hours of study in total.

Fees: TBC

Entry requirements: Applicants must possess a good honours degree (minimum lower 2nd class) from a recognised university in Pharmacy, Medicine or Nursing or an equivalent qualification as agreed with the Programme Director, or be a Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC and currently working in mental health services with substantial experience (at least 3 years) of mental health.

Apply: Applications closed for 2020.

Professional accreditation

This module forms part of the PgCert Psychiatric Therapeutics which is accredited by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP).

Course outline

This module offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of dementia and related disorders. It provides a flexible route if you wish to expand your knowledge and skills by studying one or more modules whilst also managing their working commitments. It also offers a taster of studying at this level without committing to a whole programme.

Throughout the module, you will be provided with an understanding of the aetiology, presentation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the dementias and related neurodegenerative disorders.

This course is part of the Aston Pharmacy School which sits within the College of Health and Life Sciences.

Learning, teaching, assessment and staff

This course is delivered via distance learning. You will access learning materials for general study, revision and assessment via our virtual learning environment, Blackboard. This platform allows you to access a comprehensive range of study materials, scientific journals, e-journals, databases and much more.

Assessment is by coursework submitted throughout the course. Coursework will take the form of a case study and the completion of multiple choice question paper.

Course Leadership in psychiatric pharmacy at Aston is delivered by established figures in the field of mental health pharmacy, whose joint experience spans community, industrial and hospital practice and research excellence.

Course director: Dr Ian Maidment

Career prospects

Our CPD courses offer you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in order to develop your career. In addition, our ethos is to equip you to make a real difference in your field.

This module forms part of the PgCert Psychiatric Therapeutics which is supported by the CMHP. This qualification is often a requirement for specialist clinical mental health positions in the NHS.

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