Courses & Units
Effective Communication for Dementia Care CAD117
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.
|Unit name||Effective Communication for Dementia Care|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Coordinator||Doctor Hoang Nguyen|Mrs Sladana Pavkovic|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||31/10/2022||23/11/2022||27/12/2022||19/2/2023|
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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).
- 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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:CAD002
Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Presentation and written reflection (35%)|Reflection (30%)|Report (35%)|
|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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