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Understanding Dementia MOOC - Enrol Today

We are excited to announce that enrolments are now open for our FREE 9 week Massive Open Online Course – Understanding Dementia

Starting 30 August, this course is open to everyone! Join over 70,000 participants who have already benefited from the expertise of neuroscientists, health professionals, and people with dementia and their families.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity, even if you have completed the course in the past. Now in its fifth iteration, this year’s Understanding Dementia MOOC offers exciting revised and updated content that everyone can benefit from, whether you’re new to the course or looking for a refresher.

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Bachelor of Dementia Care

The Bachelor of Dementia Care is Australia's first degree in dementia care. It is available to domestic or international students, from carers to health professionals and anyone with an interest in studying dementia. This course will develop your specialised knowledge in this field so that you can make a difference to the lives of people living with dementia.

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Australia’s first Bachelor of Dementia Care graduates

Australia’s first graduates of the Bachelor of Dementia Care proudly took to the stage recently, for their winter graduation ceremony.

The Bachelor of Dementia Care is Australia's first degree in dementia care and a flagship degree of the Faculty of Health’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

Australian Association of Gerontology Group


Dementia care workforce project led by researchers at the Wicking Centre

A Wicking Centre Researcher, Dr Kate-Ellen Elliott, was recently profiled on the Australian Association of Gerontology’s newsletter about her current role - National Health and Medical Research Council/Australian Research Council (NHMRC-ARC) Research Fellow where she leads Work4Dementia. This project aims to develop an evidence-based intervention to help build capacity and resilience for the Australian dementia care workforce.

Australian Association of Gerontology Group


Inaugural scholarship provides a bost to Alzheimer’s studies

Receiving the Rhonda Ewart Honours Scholarship in Dementia Care to study Alzheimer’s disease, was an unexpected honour and gift for Anna Brain.

The 22 year-old student from the North West Coast, who is completing her honours studies with the Faculty of Health’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, is the first-ever recipient of the $5,000 scholarship which was introduced last year as part of the University’s 125th anniversary.

Anna Brain

World leading dementia research

Wicking is a centre of excellence for research, education and support for those affected by dementia. Projects are being carried out in Tasmania and nationally, across research fields such as neuroscience, medicine, nursing, psychology and sociology, health, economics and policy.

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By making a donation you can make a real difference for future generations in the field of dementia research and education. Help us support carers and patients through continuing to deliver free online education such as the Understanding Dementia MOOC (Massive Online Open Course).

Since inception over 70,000 carers, family members, friends and health professionals from over 170 countries have participated in this nine week course, increasing awareness globally and improving care for loved ones.

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