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This unit enables a focus on a range of advanced topics related to national and international best practice in dementia care. The unit is available to students from other courses, subject to meeting any pre-requisites.

The focus is on understanding and addressing the issues faced by people with dementia in seldom-heard groups.

Summary 2020

Unit name Advanced Topics in Dementia Care
Unit code CAD306
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Anitra Wilson

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explore and analyse reasons for the prevalence of specific types of dementia in seldom-heard groups.
  2. Identify issues relevant to people from seldom-heard groups who are living with dementia, and their carers
  3. Examine and reflect on the challenges experienced, and how this can translate into effective care for people with dementia from seldom-heard groups
  4. Evaluate and apply evidence-based contemporary knowledge to support the needs to people with dementia from seldom-heard groups, and their carers.



Band Field of Education
2 069900

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CAD203 and (CAD204 or CAD208)


Teaching Pattern

  1. Student Engagement (5%)
  2. Essay – 1500 words (25%)
  3. Reflective Critique – 1500 words (30%)
  4. Reflective Synthesis via Photovoice Project (40%)
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