Dementia Inclusive Hospitals from a Universal Design Approach MOOC


Dementia Inclusive Hospitals from a Universal Design Approach MOOC

Researchers from Trinity College, in partnership with Tallaght University Hospital, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and HOPE the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation, have developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) focusing on dementia-friendly hospital design.

The MOOC guides health professionals and others in the design of a hospital experience that supports the needs of dementia patients. Among other considerations, the MOOC helps professionals understand the symptoms of dementia and related impairments, and how these affect the patient’s experience of the hospital setting.

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What you get


The MOOC covers key information, insights, and tasks related to dementia-friendly hospital design:

  • Understand the symptoms of dementia and the related impairments and how these impact on a person’s experience of the hospital setting
  • Universal Design and how it can support a dementia friendly design approach in the hospital context
  • Understanding the hospital in terms of key spatial scales and key areas – campus or site, main internal circulation area, emergency department, inpatient ward, etc
  • Key dementia-friendly hospital design issues

Eligibility Requirements

This course is open to anyone who is focusing on dementia-friendly hospital design, including healthcare executives and professionals, facilities management, architects and other design professionals involved in healthcare projects, as well as patient advocates or advisory groups.

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