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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.

What's Happening

Support for Further Study into Dementia

Dementia research at the University of Tasmania has received $100,000 in grants to support the work of two Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre researchers.

Lecturer Dr Jenna Ziebell received a $50,000 Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation Project Grant, to investigate the role of inflammatory cells in the brain in regulating the connections between nerve cells in dementia.

A $50,000 grant was also received by lecturer Doctor Claire Eccleston, to research the community’s knowledge of dementia.


Creating Better Care – Reflections on Dealing with Dementia

Free Public Lecture

The Faculty of Health’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre has pleasure in inviting you to a public lecture by the national ambassador for Alzheimer’s Australia, Sue Pieters-Hawke.

When: Tuesday 7th February 2017, 6.00pm (refreshments from 5.15 prior to the lecture)

Where: Lecture Theatre 2, Medical Science Precinct, entrance corner of Liverpool and Campbell Street, Hobart


Wicking Centre funding boost set to benefit those living with dementia worldwide

The University ‘s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre has received close to $4 million dollars to support a major expansion of its programs to build dementia literacy, and to undertake evaluations and clinical trials to examine their impact in the community.


Congratulations Graduates!

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!


Wicking Annual Report 2016

The Wicking Annual Report informs stakeholders and collaborators of our research and educational activities and achievements throughout 2016.


Dementia Education Program Recognised Nationally

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 Director talks about the future of dementia education

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.

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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.

Donate to the Wicking Centre

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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