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|
|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|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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).
- 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||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
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.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
Online learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Plan and Draft Writing (30%)|Summary (10%)|Written assignment (40%)|Study plan and reflection (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Cotrell, S, 2019 The Study Skills Handbook, Red Globe Press
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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