DEMENTIA CARE - A MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH

GER5DCM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop a practitioner's knowledge and skills to deliver high quality dementia care. Dementia is examined using a multidimensional approach, which is designed to encourage interdisciplinary practice. Content focuses on biological, social and psychological aspects of care, as well as specific clinical treatments and interventions. Therapeutic relationships and carer health are also considered.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren Teshuva

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDementia care - a multidimensional approach readings packPrescribedTBATBA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. # Distinguish between the aetiology of common types of dementia: AD; Vascular; Lewy body

Activities:
Session 1 and 2 course materials, questions for consideration, readings, exercises

02. Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnoses.

Activities:
Session 3 course materials, questions for consideration, readings, exercises

03. # Demonstrate an understanding of treatment and intervention options

Activities:
Session 4 course materials, questions for consideration, readings, exercises

04. # Discuss the social and lifestyle issues which may arise for the person with dementia, their family/carers

Activities:
Session 5 course materials, questions for consideration, readings, exercises

05. # Describe the impact of a diagnosis of dementia on the person and their family/carers.

Activities:
Session 9 course materials, questions for consideration, readings, exercises

06. # Be able to assess the needs of the person with dementia, their family/carers and develop a person-centred plan of care

Activities:
Session 6 and 7 course materials, questions for consideration, readings, exercises

07. # Demonstrate knowledge of the resources available to assist the person with dementia and their family/carers.

Activities:
All sessions questions for consideration, readings, exercises

08. # Be able to debate the key issues and controversies related to dementia and the care of the person with dementia

Activities:
Session 8 and 10 course materials, questions for consideration, readings, exercises

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren Teshuva

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week and delivered via online.
"This subject will be offered via Distance Education, equivalent to three hours class time per week over 12 weeks (plus readings, exercises and assignments)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment 1 - one 1,500 word assignmentAssignment 1 is based on the content from Session 4. Select one of the 2 topics provided.35 03, 04
Assignment 2 - one 2,000 word assignmentAssignment 2 is based on the material from Session 9.45 06, 08
Exercise 1 - 500 wordsChoose one exercise to submit from Sessions 1, 2 or 310 01, 02, 03
Exercise 2 - 500 wordsChoose one exercise to submit from Sessions 5, 7, 8 or 1010 05, 06, 07, 08