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Advanced Topics in Health and Social Care in Dementia CAD701


This unit develops critical thinking and deeper evaluation of research for advanced students studying individual and social health for people with dementia. Students form a peer critique group to examine articles in domains of particular interest. Papers are selected to evaluate in an online journal club environment, with input and guidance from academics experienced in the field. Students then propose individual topics relevant to their professional and/or personal context, and undertake a critical literature review and evaluation.


Unit name Advanced Topics in Health and Social Care in Dementia
Unit code CAD701
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator Doctor Cassandra Thomson
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

  • Critically analyse the role of formal and informal care provision in meeting the needs of people with dementia and their families
  • Critically examine approaches to and ethical challenges in communication, information provision and decision making with people with dementia and their families.
  • Critically examine how organisational, financial, and health and social care system factors influence the quality of aged and dementia care, and the evolution of new models of such care
  • Analyse the ways in which societal attitudes shape approaches to aged and dementia care around the world
  • Utilise peer networks to inform and enhance approaches to aged and dementia care as applied to the student’s professional and/or personal context
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $1,575.00

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AssessmentJournal club participation and critique (20%)|Negotiated topic proposal (10%)|Negotiated topic report (40%)|Online journal club participation - critique and reflection (30%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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