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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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Exploring the Link Between Brain Trauma and Dementia

The Faculty of Health’s Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre invites you to a free public forum on dementia and the brain.

There is growing concern that traumatic brain injury may increase risk of dementia. In particular, multiple concussions have been shown to increase the risk of a particular type of dementia called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Featuring national and international experts in the field, including Dr Vicky Johnson from the University of Pennsylvania (USA), Associate Professor Dara Dickstein from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USA) and Professor Robert Vink from the University of South Australia.

The Forum will be hosted by Professor James Vickers from the Wicking Centre, Friday 2 December, 5:30pm for 6:00pm start. Audience members will be invited to participate in a panel discussion at the conclusion of the presentations.


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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Wicking Centre’s expertise recognised nationally

The University of Tasmania’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre will play a key role in a $27.9 million program to educate the workforce providing care for people with dementia.

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The Understanding Dementia MOOC in the Australian Financial Review

The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre’s Understanding Dementia MOOC was recently profiled in the Australian Financial Review after making Class Central’s List of ‘Top 50 Online courses of all time’. Class Central is a leading aggregate site of over 6,000 online courses. Enrolments for the Understanding Dementia MOOC are open until the 23 September 5pm (AEST).

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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

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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