Master of Dementia (M7X)

Overview  2020

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Duration

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Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 4 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

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
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Duration

Minimum 1.5 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 Master of 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

Graduates of the Master of Dementia will possess the skills and critical faculties to identify and evaluate primary evidence, international practices and appropriate resources to inform their professional and personal dealings in meeting and anticipating the needs of people with dementia. They will be capable of designing inquiries and research projects to provide necessary data for informed decision making.

All students and alumni of the MDem 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

     
     

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

This unit provides students with a working knowledge of the major research techniques and design approaches used to build the evidence base in the four content domains of the course: Individual and Social Health, Neurobiology, Health Care Policies and Health…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides a framework for students to design and implement a project of direct relevance to their professional and/or personal context, under the guidance of a research-experienced mentor. The form and scope of the project will be negotiated between…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose three units from the following:

This unit engages students with the primary research literature dealing with factors influencing the health and wellbeing of people with dementia, and their carers. Community strategies and social programmes focused on supporting healthy autonomous life for people with dementia, are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit engages students with the primary research literature in the neurobiology of dementia, including pathological and functional research, and a range of models and outcomes used to assess potential therapeutics. Genetics, lifestyle risk factors, biomarkers, imaging techniques and assays…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit engages students with the primary research literature in health care policies and the design of health care systems focused on meeting the needs of people with dementia. Factors such as budget, social policy, access, equity and culture are…

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 engages students with the primary research literature in public health policies and the design of interventions related to dementia. The evidence base for existing and proposed interventions is examined, and across multiple countries the question of effective use…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose two units from the following:

This unit develops critical thinking and deeper evaluation of research for advanced students studying individual and social health for people with dementia. Students form a peer critique group to examine articles in domains of particular interest. Five papers are selected…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit develops critical thinking and deeper evaluation of research for advanced students studying the neurobiology of dementia. Students form a peer critique group to examine articles in domains of particular interest. Five papers are selected from student proposals to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit develops critical thinking and deeper evaluation of research for advanced students studying health care policy and the design of health care systems for dementia. Students form a peer critique group to examine articles in domains of particular interest.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit develops critical thinking and deeper evaluation of research for advanced students studying public health approaches to dementia. Students form a peer critique group to examine articles in domains of particular interest. Five papers are selected from student proposals…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 6.5 (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.

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $15,706 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $10,350 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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