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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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FREE PUBLIC FORUM – Wednesday September 28

In recognition of Dementia Awareness Month 2016 the forum will feature presentations from three key speakers from The Wicking Centre: Dr Anna King, Dr David Ward, and Dr Juanita Westbury. They will cover three major research areas of dementia - cause, prevention and care. Following the presentations, audience members will be encouraged to participate in an open panel Q&A.

Wednesday 28 September, 5.30pm for 6.00pm (refreshments prior to the lecture)

MS2 Lecture Theatre 155 (LT2), Medical Science Precinct, entrance corner of Liverpool and Campbell Street (Hobart)

Make a connection with Dementia


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


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.

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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.

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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