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Understanding Dementia MOOC

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What is the Understanding Dementia MOOC?

The University of Tasmania's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is an easily accessible online course that builds upon the latest in international research on dementia. It's free and anyone can enrol.

The ageing of human populations across the globe has contributed to dementia being identified as one of the public health issues of the 21st century. The MOOC curriculum addresses this health issue by drawing upon the expertise of neuroscientists, clinicians and dementia care professionals from both within the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, and beyond.

Since 2013, 155,000 people have enrolled in the course from more than 180 countries.

Support and Counselling


If you require support, counselling or advice about dementia please phone the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

For emergency counselling please phone Lifeline on 13 11 14 .

Outside Australia

Please contact your local dementia/Alzheimer's organisation or emergency counselling service.