The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre has again been recognised for its global excellence in providing dementia education.
The Centre took out the International Education and Training Category at this year’s Tasmanian Export Awards, which are the state’s highest recognition of excellence for the exporting of goods and services.
It is the second year in a row the Centre has been recognised in the awards’ program, after receiving the Health and Biotechnology Award in 2018.
The Wicking Centre is part of the University’s College of Health and Medicine, and is a global leader in providing dementia education and one of Australia’s largest dementia specific research centres.
The Centre provides dementia education across numerous channels globally including its highly successful free dementia MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) – the Understanding Dementia MOOC and Preventing Dementia MOOC.
Over 300,000 people from more than 200 countries have enrolled in the MOOCs.
The Centre also introduced the Bachelor of Dementia Care - Australia’s first degree focused on dementia care and delivered entirely online - and new courses including Bachelor of Ageing and Dementia Studies (BADS) and a Master of Dementia (MDem).
The Centre will now progress as a finalist in the Australian Export Awards, being held in Canberra in early December this year.