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Master's Courses in Dementia Care for Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists 2025

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.

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.

Course content

  • Dementia from cell to society
  • General principles for scientific work
  • Implementation of evidence-based physiotherapy/occupational therapy for people with dementia
  • Degree Project for Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy, with specialisation in dementia


Syllabuses for the courses:


The training starts on 3 November, 2025. The studies are entirely web-based. The education extends over two years as part-time studies and is equal to a one-year Master’s degree program.


The price for the Master's Courses in Dementia Care for Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists is 168 000 SEK (one hundred and sixty-eight thousand SEK) excluding VAT. VAT may be added to all prices, contact us for more information.

Online learning

Karolinska Institutet and Stiftelsen Silviahemmet (The Silviahemmet Foundation) joint Master’s Courses in Dementia Care are based on research and best practices. This online learning 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.

Why should you participate?

  • You will get a deeper understanding and knowledge of people with dementia in different stages of the disease and how it is to live with the disease.
  • You will be prepared to work evidence-based and person-centred with complex problems related to people with dementia disease.
  • You will also get advanced knowledge linked to your profession.

Target group

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

Entry requirements

In order to meet the entry requirements, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in occupational therapy or physiotherapy. The degree must come from an internationally recognised university. The language of instruction is English, and applicants are therefore required to have a good proficiency in English.


The Master’s courses are offered as contract education and can be commissioned only by a legal entity – an organisation, company or the equivalent. Please visit the course website more information about the requirements and application process.

Please note that the course is conducted under the condition that we receive a sufficient number of participants.

Responsible department

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Division of Occupational Therapy and Division of Physiotherapy

For more information, please contact

If you have any questions, please contact us for more information and personal advice. You are welcome to contact us by phone or email:

Susanna Sjunneryd, Project Coordinator
Karolinska Institutet Executive & Professional Education
Telephone: +46 8 524 864 32

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