Courses & Units

Advanced Topics in Dementia Care CAD306

Hobart

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Introduction

This is a 3rd year core unit in the Bachelor of Dementia Care degree. It 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 addressing the issues faced by people with dementia in seldom-heard groups.

Summary

Unit name Advanced Topics in Dementia Care
Unit code CAD306
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator

Susanne Becker

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

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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 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explore and analyse reasons for the prevalence of specific types of dementia in seldom-heard groups.
  2. Identify issues relevant to people from seldom-heard groups who are living with dementia, and their carers
  3. Examine and reflect on the challenges experienced, and how this can translate into effective care for people with dementia from seldom-heard groups
  4. Evaluate and apply evidence-based contemporary knowledge to support the needs to people with dementia from seldom-heard groups, and their carers.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,037.00 090507

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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

Requisites

Prerequisites

  • CAD203, CAD204

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Assessment
  1. Student Engagement (5%)
  2. Essay – 1500 words (25%)
  3. Reflective Critique – 1500 words (30%)
  4. Reflective Synthesis via Photovoice Project (40%)
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