Courses & Units

The Arts and Dementia Care FXA100

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This unit is fully online and is only available for enrolment through the Faculty of Arts online registration process:

Website: Arts and Dementia Care

Contact: ASC.Contact@utas.edu.au / +61 3 6226 6365

Actual dates:  11th July to 17th October, with a mid-semester break from 29th August to 4th September

Introduction

Practical interventions employing arts-based activities, including music, theatre and fine arts, are increasingly being employed nationally and internationally to improve mood and well-being, physical activity and cognitive processing for people with dementia. Arts-based programs have also been shown to have some capacity to enhance communication of emotions and relationships with carers.  
This unit will explore the evidence-based research on the benefits that can be conferred through the stimulation of sensory perception, reminiscence and subconscious movement using music, theatre and fine art. These will be dealt with in three separate modules. Students will develop knowledge of the evidence-based literature for interventions employing music, theatre and fine art, and each module will also provide an introduction to key elements of successful program design and the range of activities that can be employed.

Summary

Unit name The Arts and Dementia Care
Unit code FXA100
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Arts|Music|Theatre
Coordinator

Dr Anne-Marie Forbes

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

A fee waiver applies to students who study this unit as part of the Associate Degree in Arts or another faculty approved course in 2016

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 109999

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Off Campus:  fully online

Assessment

Online quizzes (3 x 5%) 15%; Online discussion assessments 15%; Research assignment 15%; Essays (x 2) 55%

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Textbooks

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