Courses & Units

Public Health and Dementia 1 CAD504

Hobart

Introduction

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, and used to inform an evaluation of effective public health strategies designed to reduce this impact. Students choose five content modules from a range of options to tailor their learning to particular interests, and are assessed both online for the content modules, and in the form of a written MyContext assignment requiring the student to directly relate the course material to their individual professional and/or personal context.

Summary

Unit name Public Health and Dementia 1
Unit code CAD504
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator

Matthew Kirkcaldie

Available as student elective? No
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 Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,250.00 061399

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.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online

Assessment

Online module content assessments (5 × 10%, total 50%);

MyContext assignment proposal (250-500 words) (10%);

MyContext written assignment – to identify and assess the effectiveness of public health approaches used in the student’s personal and/or professional context (choice of format: 2500 words, 20 minute presentation with peer discussion) (40%).

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Textbooks

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