Courses & Units

Foundations of University Study in Dementia Care CAD003

This foundation unit is fully online.


In this unit, you will learn to write for success in tertiary study and develop academic study skills. This unit will develop your self-motivation, time management, planning and organisational skills. In this unit you will also begin to develop learning skills that will be useful throughout your university career. These include listening and reading effectively, taking notes, reflecting on your learning, using visual learning tools, learning through feedback, and structuring and writing various types of academic written communication. These skills will be taught and used within the context of dementia and aged care.


Unit name Foundations of University Study in Dementia Care
Unit code CAD003
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator Doctor Sharn Perry
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Use academic skills to summarise texts and resources
  • Prepare and write foundation level academic texts
  • Use paraphrasing and referencing conventions to demonstrate academic integrity in academic writing
  • Reflect on strategies for academic study and communication
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
060101 $1,475.00 $1,475.00 not applicable $1,575.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

Online learning - approx. 10 hours per week.

AssessmentSummary (10%)|Study plan and reflection (20%)|Plan and Draft Writing (30%)|Written assignment (40%)
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Cotrell, S, 2019 The Study Skills Handbook, Red Globe Press

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