Courses & Units

The Arts and Dementia Care FXA100

Hobart

Introduction

Practical interventions employing arts-based activities, including music, theatre, dance and visual arts, are increasingly being employed nationally and internationally to improve mood and well-being, physical activity and cognitive processing for people with dementia. Arts-based programs have also been shown to have some capacity to enhance communication of emotions and relationships with carers. This unit will explore the evidence-based research on the benefits that can be conferred through the stimulation of sensory perception, reminiscence and subconscious movement using music, theatre and visual arts. These will be dealt with in three separate modules. Students will develop knowledge of the evidence-based literature for interventions employing music, theatre, dance and visual arts, and each module will also provide an introduction to key elements of successful program design and the range of activities that can be employed.

Summary

Unit name The Arts and Dementia Care
Unit code FXA100
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts|Music|Theatre
Coordinator Associate Professor Anne-Marie Forbes
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Introductory

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the nature and purposes of a range of arts-based interventions currently used in Dementia Care
  • Analyse how arts-based interventions can contribute to well-being, mood and cognitive processing for those living with dementia
  • Use basic research skills and critical facility in evaluation of case studies and resources
  • Apply formal and informal communication skills and self-reflection to engage in informed debate and complete a range of writing tasks
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
109999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching

AssessmentOnline quizzes (30%)|Research assignment (20%)|Essay (35%)|Discussion contribution (15%)
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Textbooks

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