Courses & Units

The Arts and Dementia Care FXA100

Hobart

Note:

Actual dates:  17th July to 20th October 2017.

Introduction

Practical interventions employing arts-based activities, including music, theatre, dance and visual artsv, 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, dance and visual arts. These will be dealt with in three separate modules. Students will develop knowledge of the evidence-based literature for interventions employing music, theatre, dance and visual arts, 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

Teaching staff

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

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

About Census Dates

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 109999

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.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Off Campus:  fully online

Assessment

Online quizzes (3 x 10%) 30%; Online discussion assessments 20%; Research assignment 20%; Essays  30%

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Textbooks

Required To be advised by Unit Coordinator
Recommended

Hayes, J, Povey, S,The Creative Arts in Dementia Care, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011

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