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Major Project in Dementia Studies CAD700


This unit provides a framework for students to design and implement a project of direct relevance to their professional and/or personal context, under the guidance of a research-experienced mentor. The form and scope of the project will be negotiated between student and mentor, for example the construction of a policy, recommendation to management or best-practice document based on current evidence, or study design and writing an ethics application for a primary research project. In addition to a literature survey establishing the basis for their project, students will also undertake a “clear communication” assessment in which the outcome of their project is communicated in an appropriate form (e.g. narrated presentation, magazine article, client advice brochure) for a defined audience unfamiliar with the field.


Unit name Major Project in Dementia Studies
Unit code CAD700
Credit points 25
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


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Teaching Pattern

Online workshops


Literature search and project proposal (written assignment, 1500 words) (25%);

Major Project report (written assignment, 5000 words) (50%);

Clear communication: present the project as a talk, magazine article, information brochure, etc., for an identified audience (choice of format) (25%).

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