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In this unit, CAD003 Foundations of University Study in Dementia Care, 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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Foundations of University Study in Dementia Care
Unit code CAD003
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Sharn Perry

Teaching staff

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

Online learning - approx. 10 hours per week.


Summary (300 words) 10%,  Study Plan and Reflection 20%,  Plan and Draft writing 30%, Written task (total 900 words) 40%.

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Cottrell, Stella (2013) The Study Skills Handbook, 4th edition Palgrave Macmillan


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