Courses & Units

Course rules for M3S Bachelor of Dementia Care

Entry

1.Candidates for the Bachelor of Dementia Care shall be qualified for entry in accordance with the provisions of the University's Rules of Admission including those for Admission for Alternative Entry.

2.Candidates for the Bachelor degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than three separate years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than eight years from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3.To qualify for the Bachelor degree, the candidate shall pass 300% of units comprising: (a) four (4) foundation units; (b) four (4) core introductory units; (b) four (4) core intermediate units; (c) eight (8) core advanced units; (d) one (1) introductory and one (1) intermediate elective unit selected from a specified list of degree elective units offered by the College; and (e) one (1) introductory and one (1) intermediate breadth units offered by the University.

4.A candidate may select to exit the program with an Associate Degree in Dementia Care, including 200% of units comprising: (a) four (4) foundation units; (b) four (4) core introductory units; (b) four (4) core intermediate units; (c) one (1) introductory and one (1) intermediate elective unit selected from a specified list of degree elective units offered by the College; and (e) one (1) introductory and one (1) intermediate breadth units offered by the University.

5. The units which may be included in a course for the Bachelor degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with the Schedule, accompanying these specifications.

6. Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the College of Health and Medicine and as summarised in the accompanying Schedule.

7. A candidate normally may not enrol in any semester in units totaling more than 50% weighting.

8. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the Bachelor degree.

9.In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean.

Credit for Previous Studies

11. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body offering units at an equivalent level) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the College may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the Bachelor degree.

Miscellaneous

12. The College may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

13. These specifications shall take effect on 1 July 2013 and shall apply to all candidates for the Bachelor degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

14. The approved abbreviation for the Bachelor Degree in Dementia Care shall be BDemCare.