“Silvia Sister” Diploma Program in Dementia Care, 60 credits

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Program description

The diploma program in dementia care is suitable for nursing assistants who wants to develop their knowledge and expertise in dementia care. It is based on the palliative care philosophy, which builds upon symptom control, communication, teamwork, and support for relatives.

The program focuses on good dementia care and aims at equipping nursing assistants with a high competence through the palliative care philosophy. Furthermore, it also serves to provide students with a pedagogic competence to take on the role as mentors and participate in improvement projects within their area of practice.

The program is offered through a close collaboration between Sophiahemmet University and Stiftelsen Silviahemmet. Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden will award the students with the title Silvia Sister upon successful completion of the program.

“Silvier Sister” Diploma Program in Dementia Care, 60 HE credits

Type: The diploma program in dementia care consists of 8 courses corresponding to a total of 60 Higher education (He) credits.
Language Requirement: This program is currently offered only in Swedish. For English program information, please contact us using the form below.
Entry Requirement: A completed upper secondary education or its equivalent.
Format: conducted through the Sophiahemmet University’s online educational tool, Sophia Education Online. The program is designed to enable combining work with studies.
Fees: Two year, part-time studies of 60 Higher education (He) credits = 94,400 (excl. VAT)

Education providers

The program is offered through a close collaboration between:

Sophiahemmet University Silviahemmet
Sophiahemmet University – a leading university in nursing and health sciences, founded by HM Queen Sophia in 1896 Stiftelsen Silviahemmet – a centre of excellence in the field of dementia care and education, founded by HM Queen Silvia in 1996

Programme courses

  • Omvårdnad av personer med demenssjukdom, 7,5 HE
  • Palliativ vård av personer med demenssjukdom, 7,5 HE
  • Fältstudier I. Omvårdnad av personer med demenssjukdom – Närståendestöd. 7,5 HE
  • Omvårdnad av personer med demenssjukdom och geriatriska sjukdomstillstånd, 7,5 HE
  • Fältstudier II. Omvårdnad av personer med demenssjukdom – Aktiviteter. 7,5 HE
  • Miljöns betydelse för personer med demenssjukdom, 7,5 HE
  • Fältstudier III. Omvårdnad av personer med demenssjukdom – Måltidssituationen. 7,5 HE
  • Handledning och undervisning inom demensvård, 7,5 HE

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