Courses & Units

Introduction to Therapeutic Approaches for Dementia CAD116

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Therapeutic Approaches for Dementia
Unit code CAD116
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator Associate Professor Lyn Goldberg
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $1,323.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

CAD102 Introduction to Population Trends in Ageing AND CAD103 Introduction to Dementia Services

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.

AssessmentQuizzes (10%)|Written Task: Short answer questions (40%)|Presentation (30%)|Discussion posts (20%)
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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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