Courses & Units

Inter-professional Education and Practice in Dementia Care CAD113


This unit introduces students to the concepts of inter-professional education, learning and practice to facilitate optimum care for persons with dementia and their families. The theoretical and practical importance of interprofessional practice will be explored, in part through a consideration of the principles of interprofessional education. Theoretical knowledge and practical skills in collaborative teamwork, leadership, interprofessional collaboration, communication and conflict management will be developed and supported by team and groupwork activities. Group work activities will provide students with an opportunity to reflect upon their own strengths as team members and to identify areas where improvement is required in their involvement in interprofessional and collaborative practice.


Unit name Inter-professional Education and Practice in Dementia Care
Unit code CAD113
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


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
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

  • Explain the roles and scope of responsibility of all those involved in providing quality care for people living with dementia and their families.
  • Apply key interprofessional principles to care practices for people living with dementia and their families.
  • Explain the connection between interprofessional education and the practice of effective care for people with dementia and their families
  • Reflect on interprofessional leadership and teamwork culture in care practice and the delivery of coordinated care.

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
069999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $1,260.00

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12.5 credit points of study


Teaching Pattern

Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.

AssessmentQuizzes (20%)|Short Answer Questions (25%)|Case study (35%)|Reflection (20%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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