This unit will identify and examine some of the principal qualitative methods used in dementia care and aged care research. Students will gain a critical awareness of the nature of qualitative evidence and its role in informing quality care for older people and people with dementia
|Unit name||Qualitative Research in Aged and Dementia Care|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Coordinator||Doctor Hoang Nguyen|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the role of qualitative research in expanding understandings of ageing, older age, and dementia.
- Distinguish between various qualitative methodologies and their contributions to knowledge about ageing, older age, and dementia.
- Compare the different types of knowledge and evidence obtained by using qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
- Discuss ethical and legal considerations relevant to the conduct of qualitative research with 'vulnerable' individuals or groups.
- Reflect upon how qualitative research findings can be used to enhance the quality of life of older people and people living with dementia.
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Prerequisites50 credit points of intermediate study
Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Quiz (15%)|Presentation (35%)|Discussion posts (20%)|Reflective essay (30%)|
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