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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren Teshuva

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDementia care - a multidimensional approach readings packPrescribedN/AN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Distance Education, 2014, Semester 2, Distance Education


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)."


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