Choose what subject you are interested in, apply to University of Tasmania (UTAS) and as a participant in the Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project you may qualify for a unit of study with a scholarship to cover the HECS costs for one unit (conditions apply).
If you fulfil the eligibility criteria and enrol at UTAS you will also receive a free annual comprehensive assessment (and feedback) of your cognitive functions.
Professor James Vickers and his team at the UTAS Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre are undertaking this world-first study on the potential for tertiary education later in life to boost brain plasticity and protect against ageing-related cognitive decline.
Portia, a 53 year-old, first-year Bachelor of Arts student in the north-west, said “I'd been thinking about going back to study since reaching year 12 at school, and the decider for me was when I heard on the radio about the Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project.”
“I love puzzles that stretch the brain and I thoroughly enjoyed the (cognitive) testing,” said Portia. “Studying can be a strain memory-wise, but I like the challenge and I've worked out some strategies and I hope to do more subjects next year.”
The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project is conducted by the
Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Authorised by Co-Director, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
19 April, 2013