Courses & Units

Effective Communication for Dementia Care CAD117

Introduction

This unit addresses the importance of communicating effectively and positively with people who have cognitive impairment and/or a diagnosis of dementia, and with those who provide support and care.

You will learn about how the changes associated with dementia affect communication and how to incorporate theories and strategies to maximise effective communication.

You will learn about the process of reflection and develop your reflective skills.

You will develop knowledge about contextual (e.g. environmental and social) issues that affect communication in dementia care. You will learn to acknowledge the importance of all communication partners, including people living with dementia, family members, and others providing support and care.

Summary

Unit name Effective Communication for Dementia Care
Unit code CAD117
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator Mrs Sladana Pavkovic
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 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 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe contemporary communication theories in the context of dementia care
  • Discuss factors that affect communication for people with dementia
  • Analyse and apply strategies to support communicating with people living with dementia, their family members, and others involved in care
  • Apply principles of reflective practice to communication with people living with dementia
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,475.00 $1,475.00 not applicable $1,575.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

CAD002

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.

AssessmentPresentation (35%)|Reflection (30%)|Essay (35%)
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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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