Graduate Certificate in Dementia (M5X)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 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

Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (extended)

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (extended)
Developed by the Wicking Dementia Centre, an international leader in dementia education, the Graduate Certificate in Dementia is built on the perspectives of individuals, families, communities, health care systems and governments, as well as the neurobiology of brain disease.

An international perspective threads all units with global examples and statistics, including national approaches to common problems as well as cross-cultural and indigenous people’s views and experiences. Students’ learning will be personalised by flexible content choices and ‘MyContext’, assessments which apply course content to individual students’ contexts.

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Dementia will equip graduates with the skills and critical faculties to employ their knowledge of dementia, informed by international practices and appropriate resources, to meet and anticipate the needs of people with dementia. Their knowledge of human-rights-based care principles, neurobiology, health care policy and public health interventions will enhance their professional and/or personal knowledge.

All students and alumni of the GCertDem will be able to share their knowledge via online professional communities of practice, hosted by Wicking and available to them indefinitely after graduation.

Course structure

Core Units

This unit examines social, therapeutic and environmental factors influencing the health and wellbeing of people with dementia, and their carers. The impact of dementia on individuals, and provision for the rights and needs of people with dementia, are the focus…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit examines the neurobiology, pathology and disease processes of the primary diseases causing dementia. Damage and pathology are contextualised in terms of the functions of the nervous system, providing insights to the causes, symptoms and progression of the most…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit examines the effect of health care policies and health care system design on the societal impact of dementia, and the effective provision of support, services and resources to people with dementia and the people who care for them,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit examines the evidence base for, and the potential impact of, public health interventions aimed at reducing the incidence of dementia in the general population. The large scale impact of dementia on societies, both current and forecast, is surveyed,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

  • Completed undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution (AQF7) or equivalent.
  • We recommend that candidates complete the Understanding Dementia MOOC prior to enrolment, if their previous degree is not related to dementia.
  • An IELTS score with an overall band of 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0) is required or other approved method of meeting UTAS English language requirements.

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

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $5,000 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $10,000 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

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International
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