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, health care professionals, family members, and others providing support and care.
|Unit name||Effective Communication for Dementia Care|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Available as student 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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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2020: $1,394.00||2020: $2,108.00||060101|
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Off-campus with internet-dependent activities including:
1 x 1.5 hour online lecture weekly
1 x 1 hour online tutorial fortnightly.
Reflection (3 entries, 400 words each, 30%),
Presentation and written reflection (7-minute talk, 100-200 word reflection; 35%),
Report (1200 words, 35%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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