In this unit you will gain knowledge of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for dementia, and of contemporary strategies to dementia therapies. You will be introduced to varied approaches to supporting quality of life for people with dementia, including community-based and individual approaches, as well as non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches.
|Unit name||Introduction to Therapeutic Approaches for Dementia|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Coordinator||Doctor Adele Woodhouse|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify and explain modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for dementia
- Identify and examine the concepts of ‘therapy’ and ‘therapeutic approaches’ for people with dementia
- Explore and discuss the various therapeutic options for enhancing quality of life for people with dementia, including community-based, individual, non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:CAD102 Introduction to Population Trends in Ageing AND CAD103 Introduction to Dementia Services
Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Quizzes (10%)|Discussion posts (20%)|Presentation (30%)|Written Task: Short answer questions (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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