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Dementia Studies

Available at: Cornwall part-time

Overview

This program is targeted towards people working in long term care homes, retirement homes, community support services, and others caring for persons living with dementia. This program develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enhance competency in providing quality care.

Statement of Achievement Objectives

At the end of this Statement of Achievement, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge required to play an active and supporting role in ensuring the quality of life, independence and dignity of persons living with dementia from early warning signs to end- of- life care.
  2. Participate in and maintain collaborative professional working relationships with key stakeholder groups including community partners, families and other professionals to ensure a continuum of care for persons living with dementia.
  3. Act responsibly and be accountable for one’s actions within the context of current legislation and ethical frameworks.
  4. Advocate for the rights of persons living with dementia.

IMPORTANT

As of September 1, 2017 two courses have changed within this program. Six courses are still required to complete the credential. The course changes reflect the program objectives and provide students with a more current and relevant curriculum in dementia studies. Scroll down this page to the Program Outline to see the course requirements.

 Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Highlights

Program Name

Dementia Studies

Program Code

C0479

Credential

Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

Part-time

Location (Campus)

Cornwall part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline

BEHA 1000 Overview of Dementia
BEHA 1001 Communication Strategies
BEHA 1002 Enhanced Care Strategies
BEHA 1003 Ethics and Legalities
PSWO 2300 Palliative Care
BEHA 19 Dementia Studies Capstone Project

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    Admission Requirements

    Prerequisites

    Health Requirements

    Testimonials

    My experience at St. Lawrence College was unlike most. After years spent at home, as a foster parent, and at 43 years old, I made what turned out to be the best decision of my life - to enrol in the relatively new degree program at SLC titled "BAA Behavioural Psychology".  Since it had been a long time since I was in school, I chose to enter SLC via the 1-year Pre-BAA Behavioural Psychology certificate program first.  Following 5 very intense, but worthwhile years of study, I graduated at 48 years old, with distinction, with both a college certificate and a BAA Behavioural Psychology degree (now called an Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology), in addition to having gained a list of volunteer experiences, some new lifelong friends, and a host of network connections along the way.

    I had secured permanent employment 5 months prior to my graduation, thanks to the experiences gained during my thesis practicum, which took me into the Canadian Arctic, and my starting salary had six figures in it!  I have succeeded in that position, mainly because of the solid, educational background that I had been given during my time at St. Lawrence College. When you have a solid knowledge base to build on, as well as experiential knowledge gained during the 3 placements I had while in the program, confidence in the working world is easy. That new-found confidence, that my St. Lawrence College education gave me, has sent my life off on a new trajectory of what I like to refer to as #ExperiencesOfALifetime, since my graduation in April of 2014.

    I now happily promote SLC placement positions with my current employer, to present-day BPSYC program students, to help them kickstart their careers in much the same way as I did.  I am forever grateful to St. Lawrence College for what they have done for me in helping me to build a career that started this late in life.



    Lisa Watson

    Program Contact

    Melissa Longtin
    mlongtin@sl.on.ca

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    International Students Contact:
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