Bachelor of Ageing and Dementia Studies (M3V)

Overview  2020

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Duration

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Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2
Rozelle - Sydney
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported and Full Fee Paying places available (check your Letter of Offer for details)

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Bachelor of Ageing and Dementia Studies (M3V) covers contemporary issues relating to aged care and dementia in an ageing Australia. A specialised, comprehensive and evidence-based degree, assisting students in developing their analytical and translational skills.

This degree focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of ageing and aged care, as well as dementia. You will develop skills to work collaboratively with others and disseminate understanding of ageing and aged care, particularly person-centred care, to your teams and work environments. You will develop skills in navigating the trajectory of aged care needs across complex health and social systems within Australia, as well as learn about evidence translation, policy, quality and governance. The degree is only available in Australia and is offered primarily online, with options for intensive on-campus skill-building workshops. You will graduate with a deep understanding of the aged care system in Australia and the impacts of conditions associated with ageing across diverse groups in the community.

Career outcomes

Allows you to provide guidance and leadership within your work environment and when advising families and carers. Ability to assist older adults and their families to be effective consumers in navigating the complexity of the Australian aged care system.

With an ageing population and more focus on healthy ageing within communities – this degree will give you the skills to develop age-friendly communities/positive ageing initiatives alongside health and medical based models.

You will develop skills to work collaboratively with colleagues and disseminate understanding of ageing and aged care, particularly person-centred care, to their teams and work environments.

Course structure

Core Units

This introductory unit will explore the concepts of physical and mental health and wellbeing in adult hood and during the ageing process. The basic concepts of understanding the biology of the brain and dementia will be introduced.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an overview of the journey through dementia from the perspective of people with dementia and their carers, identifying and responding to their needs. The unit introduces students to evidence-based approaches to supportive care, with the goal of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit addresses issues concerning the health and well-being of older people in Australian society. The unit will develop your knowledge of the evidence base supporting contemporary policy relating to ageing, aged care, and dementia care. You will learn about…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will gain knowledge of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for dementia, and of contemporary strategies to dementia therapies. You will be introduced to varied approaches to supporting quality of life for people with dementia, including community-based…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines ageing as a social construction. The unit begins with an overview of demographic profiles across the world as well as patterns of demographic change and how this may impact social, health and economic systems. The unit examines…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

     

Breadth Unit

Choose one of the following Breadth Units:

Become better prepared to deal with the variety of culturally challenging situations you will encounter in whichever part of the world you live and work. Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to teach the fundamentals of good reasoning. You will learn how to construct, analyse, and critically evaluate arguments; how to identify and avoid common errors in reasoning; how to think logically and well; and how to communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Consider yourself an ethical individual? Think you understand what is meant by social responsibility? We all know that ethical and value driven leaders are required in society and what this unit will do is challenge your current thinking and ask…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Ever thought of yourself as one in a million? Universities Australia notes that in 2017 Australia has more than one million students enrolled in Universities across the country. That is more than one million potential graduates entering the workforce over…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartIntensive Session Jan B
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Pulling together the disciplines of sociology, law and complementary medicine this unit is designed for students who want to develop their knowledge in order to understand, debate and critically analyse the use and place of complementary medicines in the modern…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The swiftly rising prevalence of dementia is one of the most significant health, social and economic issues facing the world. The global challenge of dementia will require innovative solutions to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    

Elective Unit

Choose one of the following elective units:

This unit addresses the importance of communicating effectively and positively with people who have cognitive impairment or a diagnosis of dementia, and with those who provide support and care. You will learn about the challenges of such communication and also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Practical interventions employing arts-based activities, including music, theatre, dance and visual 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide an introduction to existing evidence-based research on the benefits of engagement with the arts in ageing, and strategies to mitigate risk factors for dementia employing creativity. The unit offers opportunities for students to undertake creative tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Core Units

This unit explores the specific pathology of the more common diseases causing, or associated with, dementia and the current state of research into the biological basis of dementia.This unit is available to students from other courses, subject to meeting any…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will examine pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to the prevention and management in the care for people with dementia. Students will be required to complete tasks translating knowledge into practice, understanding the underlying evidence for prevention and treatment of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an overview of contemporary palliative care principles. You will learn about the underpinnings of palliative care practices, with a particular focus on such practices for people with dementia and the people close to them.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on first year knowledge surrounding ageing and aged and dementia care services, policies and models. By critically engaging with the evidence bases supporting policy, you will learn to critique contemporary services, policies and models. You will contrast…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide a critical examination of the state and complexity of the Australian health and social care system as it relates to older adults. You will become adept at accessing online and other resources provided to support aged…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit has a focus on wellbeing and mental health issues and conditions that are common in older adults. You will be required to be familiar with tools of assessment used for the evaluation of mental health status, as well…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    

Breadth Unit

Choose one of the following Breadth Units:

This second-year unit Working with Communities will give students in a range of professional disciplines the skills to work effectively with diverse communities in their professional practice. The focus is on understanding the concept of 'community', cultural differences among, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastWinter school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is focused around the questions about resilience and how we can apply the concept within emergencies and beyond that to other aspects of life. Currently the frequency and scale of emergencies is increasing, eroding the very resilience we…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Human Rights are fundamental human rights that are inherent in every individual on the basis of humanity. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. This breadth unit takes an inter-disciplinary perspective to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb A

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the world of social research. It answers questions about how to produce knowledge through empirical research, and discusses the methods used to solve practical problems. The unit covers a wide range of social research methodologies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    

Elective Unit

Choose one of the following elective units:

This intermediate unit highlights the importance of adequate nutrition and hydration for people with dementia and the swallowing problems (dysphagia) that can be a factor in malnutrition and dehydration resulting in declining health, repeated hospitalisations, and decreased quality of life.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit, you will learn about the factors that influence dementia risk and explore current evidence around dementia prevention. The principals and strategies surrounding health promotion will also be explored, and you will apply your dementia prevention knowledge to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Core Units

This unit will identify and examine some of the principal qualitative methods used in dementia care and aged care research. Students will gain a critical awareness of the nature of qualitative evidence and its role in informing quality dementia care.This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit enables a focus on a range of advanced topics related to national and international best practice in dementia care. The unit is available to students from other courses, subject to meeting any pre-requisites.The focus is on understanding and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The provision of dementia care is shaped by overarching policy at the local, national and international level. This advanced level unit will explore the concept of policy, and the issues that influence the translation of evidence into policy and offer…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit has a focus on policy and governance issues that influence the provision of quality care for older adults. This will include an examination and critique of the mains laws and regulations that relate to the care of older…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will examine the contribution of social health research to an evidence base for ageing and aged care. The unit will have a particular focus on the impact of generational and systemic disadvantage, as well as communal capacity and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will encourage you to consider and develop your own approach to leadership so that you can more effectively engage with older adults and other professionals in supporting quality ageing and aged care. The unit will examine and critique…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The successful delivery of aged care into the future will require high levels of innovation at an individual and organisational level. This unit will explore the evolution and current state of innovation in aged care as well as methodologies to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Ageing and Dementia Studies (M3V), you will need to meet the following requirements:

If you’ve just finished school

An ATAR score of 65 or higher. This course does not have pre-requisite subjects.

If you’re a mature age student

You will need to meet the University general entry requirements.

Supporting Statement/Personal Competency Statement in which applicants overtly address the link between the degree and applicants suitability/desire to undertake the course. This could include information such as one or more of, but is not limited to, the following:

1. Completion of the Understanding Dementia MOOC

2. Completion of the Preventing Dementia MOOC

3. Being a family/friend/carer of someone living with dementia

4. Caring for someone living with dementia through paid employment or through a voluntary role

5. Having a prior qualification in a health-related field (minimum University diploma level)

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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