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Our FREE Online Courses

Our range of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer university-quality education that is designed to be accessible and appealing to people from diverse backgrounds and is based on the latest research.

The Understanding Dementia MOOC addresses the foremost issues surrounding dementia and provides knowledge designed to maximise quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and carers.

The Preventing Dementia MOOC investigates the best available evidence about dementia prevention, drawing on a range of expertise from around the globe. You will learn about the latest research and how you can modify risk factors which may decrease your susceptibility to dementia.

The Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) MOOC will give you an introduction to brain science and the pathology of TBI from concussion to severe injuries. Information will also be provided to build knowledge relating to common causes of TBI, management and rehabilitation strategies for people who have experienced a TBI.

Our Diplomas

The Diploma of Dementia Care is a fully online, eight-unit program available to carers, aged care, community and health industry workers and anyone with an interest in learning more about dementia. You will gain the knowledge to make a real difference to the care and safety of individuals living with dementia and their families.

The Diploma of Ageing Studies and Services provides holistic knowledge around the needs and complexity of the ageing population. It is a fully online, eight-unit program suitable for those wanting to or who are working with older adults in aged care, health care or related sectors, such as community-based roles and services.

Our Bachelor Degree

The Bachelor of Dementia Care is Australia’s first degree specifically focused on dementia and sets the benchmark for the value of the skills and knowledge graduates will bring to the health and aged care sector. Gain specialist knowledge and skills, based on the latest research evidence, to provide better care through best practice expertise.

Our Postgraduate Program

The Master of Dementia Program is a flexible, online postgraduate program offering a global perspective and a comprehensive understanding of dementia from the viewpoint of individuals, families, communities, health care systems and governments. You will gain the knowledge to provide advice and strategies to drive change in meeting the needs of people living with dementia and improve their quality of live.

Wicking Dementia Centre News

TAS Test – detecting the earliest stages of dementia by analysing hand movements

A 5-year grant for $899,782 has been awarded by the National Health & Medical Research Council to a team of UTAS researchers to develop ‘TAS Test’ - a unique computer screening test that can detect the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease by analysing hand movements. This could transform dementia prevention worldwide in the future. We will be inviting people from the ISLAND Project and Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project to help us develop this new test.  Please look out for your invitations!

Good Spirit Good Life Centre for Research Excellence

As a society, we can learn much about optimising the health and wellbeing outcomes of the older population by adopting a strengths-based approach that privileges the voices, cultures, and perspectives of older Indigenous peoples – and this is where the Good Spirit Good Life Centre for Excellence begins. Read more about this important 5-year project, funded by the NHMRC, which aims to increase the capability of the services, systems, and communities that support older Indigenous Australians as they age.

Tasmania's first multidisciplinary dementia and cognition clinic opens

On 22 February 2021, the Wicking Dementia Centre launched the new Tasmanian Dementia and Cognition Clinic (The ISLAND Clinic). The Clinic will see Tasmanians, who have been referred by their General Practitioner, for assessment of their cognitive function. The Clinic team comprises a range of health professionals including geriatricians, neurologists, GP's, neuropsychologist, psychologist, nurse practitioners and physiotherapist.  The clinicians will work closely with other health providers, including iMed for state-of-the-art imaging.

Donate to the Wicking Dementia Centre

Here at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, we want to support people with dementia and their carers by focusing on the cause, care and prevention of the major diseases underlying dementia. A condition which has robbed so many people of precious time with those they cherish.

By making a donation you can make a real difference for future generations in the field of dementia research and education. More than 400,000 people across the world have enrolled in the Preventing Dementia and Understanding Dementia MOOCs. These free courses are transforming the understanding of dementia worldwide, educating carers, families and professionals to improve the quality of life of people with dementia, and helping others reduce their risk of developing the disease.

Every gift, regardless of size, will help support our education and research programs. Please consider giving now to support the work of the Wicking Dementia Centre.

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