Courses & Units

Methods for Dementia Research CAD600



This unit provides students with a working knowledge of the major research techniques and design approaches used to build the evidence base in the four content domains of the course: Individual and Social Health, Neurobiology, Health Care Policies and Health Systems, and Public Health Strategies. Students study the major research methods and use this knowledge in online journal-club-type discussions of papers from each domain, as well as a meta-analytical paper. Students then choose one technique and one paper of particular interest to their context, and make critical evaluations of each. This knowledge base supports the design and proposal of a major project topic in CAD700, Major Project in Dementia Studies.


Unit name Methods for Dementia Research
Unit code CAD600
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $1,250.00 069999

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CAD501, CAD502, CAD503, CAD504


Teaching Pattern

Online workshops.


Online journal club participation and critique (posting 600 words) (5 × 10%)

Focus assignment on one research technique (2000 words) (25%)

Critical and technical analysis of a journal article (2000 words) (25%).

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