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Public Health and Dementia 1 CAD504


This unit examines the evidence base for, and the potential impact of, public health interventions aimed at (1) reducing the incidence of dementia in the general population, and (2) improving quality of life for those living with dementia. The large scale impact of dementia on societies, both current and forecast, is surveyed, and used to inform an evaluation of effective public health strategies designed to reduce this impact. Strategies investigated include dementia risk reduction efforts, improving dementia awareness and understanding, and making communities and environments more dementia friendly. Students are assessed in a variety of formats to develop communication skills in the public health context.


Unit name Public Health and Dementia 1
Unit code CAD504
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator Mrs Hannah Fair
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 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise the evidence for potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia and the best-supported preventative measures and public health strategies.
  • Investigate the determinants of health which impact on dementia incidence, diagnosis, prognosis, and resources across the world and potential public health solutions.
  • Investigate the societal, health system and economic impacts posed by dementia in a range of global contexts and the implications for public health policy and practice.
  • Critically analyse public health and social support provisions of relevance to people living with dementia and those who care for them
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $1,575.00

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Teaching Pattern

Online learning - approx. 10 hours per week

AssessmentQuizzes (15%)|Poster and written evidence summary (30%)|Oral presentation (25%)|Written assignment - literature review (30%)
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