This unit is fully online
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.
|Unit name||Principles of Supportive Care for People With Dementia|
|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|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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.
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Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Quizzes (10%)|Short answer questions (10%)|Narrated presentation (35%)|Essay (45%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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