This unit examines social, therapeutic and environmental factors influencing the health and wellbeing of people with dementia, and their carers. The impact of dementia on individuals, and provision for the rights and needs of people with dementia, are the focus of the curriculum. Students are assessed both online for the content modules, and in the form of a written MyContext assignment requiring the student to directly relate the course material to their individual professional and/or personal context.
|Unit name||Health and Social Care in Dementia 1|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Coordinator||Doctor Cassandra Thomson|
|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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- Critically explore the holistic impact of dementia on people living with the condition and families/supporters
- Critically analyse therapeutic options for people living with dementia at different stages of the condition
- Investigate interpersonal, social and environmental factors which impact on the quality of life and wellbeing of people with dementia in a variety of settings and global contexts
- Describe and evaluate the use of holistic assessment processes in the care and support of people living with dementia
- Critically analyse a range of strategies aimed at fostering enabling communities and maintaining civic engagement for people living with dementia
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|Teaching Pattern|| |
|Assessment||Quizzes (20%)|Short answer responses (20%)|MyContext assignment; Narrative Review (30%)|MyContext written assignment: Academic writing piece including reflection (30%)|
|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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