This unit engages students with the primary research literature in policies and systems focused on meeting the needs of people with dementia. Factors such as budget, access, equity and culture are considered in appraising the approaches taken by governments and administrations worldwide, which are evaluated in terms of meeting the specific needs of individuals and countries as a whole. Students are assessed both online for the content modules, and in the form of written MyContext assignments requiring the student to directly relate the course material to their individual professional and/or personal
|Unit name||Policies and Systems in Dementia 2|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Coordinator||Doctor Emma Lea|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- critically evaluate dementia-related policies and systems
- propose strategies for improving policies and systems in dementia
- describe the experiences of people with dementia and their families, in relation to dementia-related policies and systems
- critically examine the evidence base underpinning innovations in dementia-related policy and systems
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Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Online assessments (50%)|MyContext policy evaluation written assignment (25%)|MyContext policy implementation written assignment (25%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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