Courses & Units

Principles of Supportive Care for People With Dementia CAD104

Note:

This unit is fully online

Introduction

This unit provides an overview of the journey through dementia from the perspective of people with dementia and those who provide care and support to them. Students will learn about ways to identify and respond to needs that arise on this trajectory. The unit introduces students to evidence-based approaches to supportive care, with the goal of enhancing the wellbeing of the person with dementia. Care transitions on the dementia trajectory and the effects of caregiving are also explored. Several models of supportive care are examined, along with some of the issues that may arise in supportive care approaches.

Summary

Unit name Principles of Supportive Care for People With Dementia
Unit code CAD104
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator Doctor Melissa Abela
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how transition points on the trajectory of dementia affect the care needs of people with dementia and those who care for them
  • Demonstrate knowledge of supportive care practices and how these relate to the physical and cognitive effects of dementia
  • Apply knowledge of supportive care models for people with dementia and those who provide care to them
  • Communicate relevant information about supportive care for people living with dementia to a range of audiences.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $1,323.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.

AssessmentQuizzes (10%)|Short answer questions (10%)|Narrated presentation (35%)|Essay (45%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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