Courses & Units

Nutrition, Dysphagia and Dementia CAD205



This intermediate unit highlights the importance of adequate nutrition and hydration for people with dementia and the swallowing problems (dysphagia) that can be a factor in malnutrition and dehydration resulting in declining health, repeated hospitalisations, and decreased quality of life. Evidence-based approaches to optimising health and quality of life with regard to nutrition and swallowing will be explored.

This unit is available to students from other courses, subject to meeting any prerequisites. For students in the Bachelor of Dementia Care program who wish to study CAD205, the prerequisites are successful completion of four (4) Level 1 units, one of which must be unit CAD101.


Unit name Nutrition, Dysphagia and Dementia
Unit code CAD205
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Lynette Goldberg

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 26/10/2020 18/11/2020 21/12/2020 14/2/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 069901

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CAD101 AND 37.5 Credit Points of units at Introductory level


  • Student Engagement Activity 5%
  • Comparative Case Study (1500 words) 30%
  • Oral Presentation 30%
  • Short Answer Questions (1200 words total) 30%
  • Reflective Discussion Board Post and Post-Unit Survey 5%
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