Dementia friendly societies are designed to support people to live well with dementia through a range of integrated social, environmental and physical strategies. This advanced level unit explores the challenges of building dementia friendly societies with, and for people living with dementia. The unit will enable students to critically explore contemporary issues and concepts related to dementia friendly societies, prior to applying learning in their own communities.
|Unit name||Dementia Friendly Societies|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Coordinator||Doctor Peta Cook|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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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- Analyse and interpret social, environmental and physical characteristics that comprise key elements of dementia friendly societies
- Critically reflect on own, and others world views and how they are socially constructed
- Lead and contribute to collaborative work with peers and/or community to enhance individual and group learning
- Apply knowledge of dementia friendly societies in communities to make recommendations and develop evaluation frameworks
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Portfolio (45%)|Critical exploration (15%)|Discussion posts (40%)|
|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.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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