Courses & Units

Effective Communication for Dementia Care CAD117

Hobart

Introduction

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 the opportunities for effective communication. You will learn about the process of reflection and develop your reflective skills. You will develop your knowledge about issues that affect communication in dementia care and communication theory and strategies, including therapeutic communication interventions to maximise effective communication with people who have dementia, health care professionals, family members, and others providing support and care.

Summary

Unit name Effective Communication for Dementia Care
Unit code CAD117
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator

Hoang Nguyen

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

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

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $9,056.00 060101

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Off-campus with internet-dependent activities including:

1 x 1.5 hour online lecture weekly

1 x 1 hour online tutorial fortnightly.

Assessment

Reflection (20%); Presentation (30%); Short answer questions (up to 250 words each, 20%); Assignment (1200 words, 30%).

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Textbooks

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