In general, a positive, appreciative and person-centered attitude towards aging and dementia is represented in this course.
Basic principles and the latest findings on the causes of the clinical picture as well as the latest diagnostic methods are taught. Also taught are various treatment approaches and communication methods for the optimal care of persons with dementia. The critical examination of theoretical and practical scientific concepts, as well as the professional subject matter and one's own (leadership) personality are stimulated. Knowledge of relevant legislation can be acquired and reflected upon.
The research and examination of the special needs of persons with dementia and the theoretical and practical concepts to be developed from these needs in order to maintain independence and quality of life are an important focus of the course.
Great emphasis is placed on teaching research tools (literature review, scientific designs, statistical methodology). Scientific methods are considered an important basic tool for professionalizing and enhancing the subject matter to be taught.
After the graduates of the course are qualified to be active in teaching, pedagogical and didactical basics are taught.
The goal of the course is to train profession-specific, reflected experts who are able to work and research in an interdisciplinary team.
Since this is an area with rapid growth in knowledge, the willingness to study on one's own is required, as well as the ability to present oneself creatively and open-mindedly in the required project work. At the end of the program, the student is expected to write a master's thesis.
- Persons with a psychosocial basic profession and related disciplines: e.g. physicians, residents' representatives, senior GuKP, lawyers, pedagogues, nursing scientists, psychologists, administrators, social workers, sociologists, therapists, administrative officials.
- Interested persons with several years of professional experience in the social, pedagogical, nursing and medical fields.