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Advanced Topics in Public Health and Dementia CAD704


This unit develops critical thinking and deeper evaluation of research for advanced students studying public health approaches to 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 in public health responses to dementia risk, awareness or friendliness relevant to their professional and/or personal interest, undertake a critical literature review and evaluation, and design a public health intervention.


Unit name Advanced Topics in Public Health and Dementia
Unit code CAD704
Credit points 12.5
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
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 national and global public health and research initiatives for dementia support and dementia risk reduction
  • Synthesise published reports to evaluate public health promotion strategies relevant to dementia support and dementia risk reduction.
  • Design multi-strategy public health interventions in dementia prevention, awareness, understanding, and/or support.
  • Develop plans for interventions including budgets, human and enabling resources, partnerships, and incorporating evaluation of impact and outcomes
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 oral presentation (25%)|Journal club participation and critique (30%)|Negotiated topic rationale (15%)|Negotiated topic intervention plan (30%)
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