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Dementia Friendly Societies CAD308




Dementia friendly societies are designed to support people to live well with dementia through a range of integrated social, environmental and physical strategies. This advanced level unit explores the challenges of building dementia friendly societies with, and for people living with dementia. The unit will enable students to critically explore contemporary issues and concepts related to dementia friendly societies, prior to applying learning in their own communities.

This is a core unit in the Bachelor of Dementia Care. This unit is also available to students from other courses, subject to meeting any prerequisites.


Unit name Dementia Friendly Societies
Unit code CAD308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Dr Helen Courtney-Pratt and Dr Claire Eccleston

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse and interpret social, environmental and physical characteristics that comprise key elements of dementia friendly societies

2. Engage collaboratively with people who are living with dementia

3. Critically reflect on own world views and how they are socially constructed

4. Lead and contribute to collaborative work with peers and community to enhance individual and group learning and their role in supporting people living with dementia

5. Lead and contribute to collaborative work with peers and community to enhance individual and group learning

6. Apply knowledge of dementia friendly societies in communities to make recommendations and develop evaluation frameworks



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $1,969.00 090507

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



  • CAD203, CAD204


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern


Online discussion and participation (20%) Word count = 2200 words + 200 word list of tutorials attended

Community engagement activity (30%) Word count =1000 words

Audit report and reflection (25%) Word count = 1500 words

Audit recommendations and evaluation (25%) Word count = 1200 words

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