Master's Courses in Dementia Care for Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists, 60 credits, 2018


Karolinska Institutet offers web-based Master's Courses in Dementia Care for Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists.

This unique education is offered in cooperation with Stiftelsen Silviahemmet, and participants who complete the courses will earn the title of Silviaarbetsterapeut (Silvia Occupational therapist) or Silviafysioterapeut (Silvia Physiotherapist). The diploma and an official pin of completion will be presented by H. M. Queen Silvia of Sweden at a ceremony.

Course description

The purpose of the education
Dementia disease is a major cause of disability and dependency and has physical, psychological, social as well as economic impact on patient, care givers, families and society. Participants will develop competencies to meet the needs of modern dementia care strategies to develop effective and evidence-based care.

The course package is tailored to suit both occupational therapists and physiotherapists. Some of the offered courses are more specific and may be part of a specialist track, while other courses are more generic. The education will lead to a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy, with specialisation in dementia.

Web-based education
Karolinska Institutet and Stiftelsen Silviahemmet (The Silviahemmet Foundation) joint Master’s Courses in Dementia Care are based on research and best practices. This web-based education focuses on interactive, student-centred learning. Short lectures and seminars are broadcasted via our learning platform. The lectures are supplemented with individual studies and assignments. The majority of the literature and lectures will be available via the learning platform. The learning activities will be closely related to the participants’ profession, thus enabling them to use the results in their everyday work.

Target group

Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists who want to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of dementia.