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.
The Wicking Centre would like to congratulate the recent graduates in our dementia care degrees, including Associate Degree of Dementia Care, Diploma of Dementia Care and Bachelor of Dementia Care.
The Bachelor of Dementia Care degree is the first undergraduate dementia care degree in Australia – this is an important landmark in preparing the Australian workforce to better address the needs of people living with dementia.
What a fantastic achievement – well done everyone!
The Wicking Annual Report informs stakeholders and collaborators of our research and educational activities and achievements throughout 2016.
The University of Tasmania’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre has been recognised nationally at the 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching, in Canberra.
As part of the accolade the centre also received $25,000 to reinvest in the program.
Wicking Centre Co-Director Andrew Robinson spoke about the future of dementia education to The Examiner Newspaper in Tasmania. Professor Robinson discusses how establishing a strong link between the aged care sector and dementia education would improve the care received in residential facilities.
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.
This research provides evidence based guidelines in the management of patient care and supports health service professionals through educational initiatives and collaborative research programs.
This research involves following groups of people over time in order to determine genetic and environmental risk factors for dementia.
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.