Courses & Units

Effective Communication with People with Dementia and their carers CAD204

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

Note:

This unit is fully online

Introduction

This unit will address the importance and challenges of effective and positive communication in the care of people who are living with dementia. It builds upon the concepts of person-centred and relationship-centred care introduced in CAD104. You will learn about communication theory, how communication is affected by dementia, and how impaired communication can contribute to behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Strategies to maximise effective communication with people who have dementia are explored, including therapeutic communication interventions. You will develop your knowledge about issues that affect inter-professional communication in dementia care, and learn strategies to enhance communication with health care professionals, family members, and others involved in the care and support of people with dementia.

Summary

Unit name Effective Communication with People with Dementia and their carers
Unit code CAD204
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
Wicking Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Teaching staff

Dr Melinda Minstrel

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

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
3 060101

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Internet-dependent activities

Assessment

Journal (20%), short answer questions (up to 300 words each) (50%), oral presentation (30%).

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Textbooks

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