Courses & Units

Foundations of University Study in Dementia Care CAD003


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 Ms Ellie Bucher|Doctor Megan Stronach
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. 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

Fee Information

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 $1,425.00 $1,425.00 not applicable $1,500.00

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.

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

Online learning - approx. 10 hours per week.

AssessmentPlan and Draft Writing (30%)|Summary (10%)|Written assignment (40%)|Study plan and reflection (20%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Cotrell, S, 2019 The Study Skills Handbook, Red Globe Press

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