TRANSITIONS IN DEMENTIA CARE

NSG2TCD

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This online subject will address the advancing contemporary health and health care challenges presented by dementia. It will enable participating students to gain a holistic understanding of dementia in society and as a life limiting illness. Through the use of current research, policy and practice, students will learn about the emerging evidence and requirements for best practice in caring for older people with dementia in hospital settings. Students will also learn about the interprofessional and person-centred approaches that support people with dementia and their families through the life cycle transitions that arise through the dementia journey. Students will be engaged in a learning approach that will be interactive, inquiry and evidenced based. Interprofessional and person-centred approaches to dementia care will be introduced. The subject will be offered as an elective and will be delivered through the online medium over 12 weeks.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN, HZNM, HZMND, HBNGE, HBNGEB, HBNGEM, HBNGES, HBNGEW,HBNEN,HBNENB, HBNENM, HBNENS, HBNENW - Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse), Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Co-requisites None

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsExcellence in Dementia Care (2nd Ed).RecommendedDowns, M., Bowers, B. (2014)Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill Education.
ReadingsAlzheimer's: a love story.RecommendedUlman, V. (2009)Australia: Penguin Books
ReadingsDementia Reconsidered: the Person Comes First.RecommendedKitwood, T. (1997)Philadelphia: Open University Press
ReadingsCaring for Older People in Australia.RecommendedJohnson, A. and Chang, E. (2014)Wiley.
ReadingsOlder people: Issues and Innovation in Care (4th ed).RecommendedNay, R. Garratt, S. & Fetherstonhaugh, D. 2014.Churchill Livingstone

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse theoretical perspectives on the local, national and global issues that arise from dementia as an illness and in society today.

Activities:
Online lectures/presentations Critical reflection
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the aetiology and clinical presentation of dementia based on best available evidence.

Activities:
Discussion forums On-line writing activity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how people with dementia and their families can be supported through the anticipated transitions that arise during the dementia journey.

Activities:
Review resources Education package for families
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Apply knowledge and understanding of best practice in the care for older people with dementia in hospital settings.

Activities:
Analyse a case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 39.0 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"100% on-line subject"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical reflective writing task - Formative assessment opportunity (critique) (1000 words equiv)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Exam - 2 online quizzes with 15 questions each (1000 words equiv)30 01, 02
Essay: written proposal for a practice/care improvement for people living with dementia (1500 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 39.0 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"100% on-line subject"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical reflective writing task - Formative assessment opportunity (critique) (1000 words equiv)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Exam - 2 online quizzes with 15 questions each (1000 words equiv)30 01, 02
Essay: written proposal for a practice/care improvement for people living with dementia (1500 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 39.0 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"100% on-line subject"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical reflective writing task - Formative assessment opportunity (critique) (1000 words equiv)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Exam - 2 online quizzes with 15 questions each (1000 words equiv)30 01, 02
Essay: written proposal for a practice/care improvement for people living with dementia (1500 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2017, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 39.0 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"100%on-line subject"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical reflective writing task - Formative assessment opportunity (critique) (1000 words equiv)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Exam - 2 online quizzes with 15 questions each (1000 words equiv)30 01, 02
Essay: written proposal for a practice/care improvement for people living with dementia (1500 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2017, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 39.0 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"100% on-line subject"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical reflective writing task - Formative assessment opportunity (critique) (1000 words equiv)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Exam - 2 online quizzes with 15 questions each (1000 words equiv)30 01, 02
Essay: written proposal for a practice/care improvement for people living with dementia (1500 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04