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.
|Unit name||Effective Communication for Dementia Care|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|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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Off-campus with internet-dependent activities including:
1 x 1.5 hour online lecture weekly
1 x 1 hour online tutorial fortnightly.
Reflection (20%); Presentation (30%); Short answer questions (up to 250 words each, 20%); Assignment (1200 words, 30%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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