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Policies and Systems in Dementia 1 CAD503


This unit examines the effect of policies and systems on the societal impact of dementia, and the effective provision of support, services and resources to people with dementia and the people who care for them, including approaches enabling independent living and optimum health. National approaches to dementia care and health system design are compared and contrasted with respect to current and anticipated needs and financial impact. Students study four modules and a choice of applied modules to tailor their learning to particular interests. Assessments are both online for the content modules, and in the form of written assignments enabling the student to relate the course material to their individual professional and/or personal context.


Unit name Policies and Systems in Dementia 1
Unit code CAD503
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator Doctor Alice Rota-Bartelink
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Investigate the role and impact of policies and systems in dementia locally and globally.
  • Critically analyse the major drivers of local and public policy in relation to dementia
  • Examine policy and system evaluation relevant to health and well-being for people living with dementia
  • Critically analyse major national approaches to the design of health care systems in relation to the needs of people with dementia

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
061399 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $1,654.00

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Teaching Pattern

Online learning - approx. 10 hours per week

AssessmentIntro to Evidence (10%)|Quizzes (10%)|Short Answer Questions (30%)|MyContext literature review and reflection (50%)
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