TRANSITIONS IN DEMENTIA CARE
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN, HZNM, HZNMD, 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
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Excellence in Dementia Care (2nd Ed).||Recommended||Downs, M., Bowers, B. (2014)||Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill Education.|
|Readings||Caring for Older People in Australia.||Recommended||Johnson, A. and Chang, E. (2014)||Wiley.|
|Readings||Gerontologic Nursing||Recommended||Meiner, S. (2014)||Mosby, Elsevier|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Critically apply contemporary models of care to acute care of older people with dementia.
- Online lectures/presentations Critical reflection
02. Describe the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of dementia based on best available evidence
- Discussion forums On-line writing activity
03. Appraise how people with dementia and their families can be supported through the anticipated transitions that arise during the dementia journey
- Review resources Education package for families
04. Plan best practice in the care for older people with dementia in hospital settings.
- Analyse a case study
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Online, 2019, Semester 1, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis
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"
|Critical reflective writing task - (critique) (1000 words equiv)||Formative assessment opportunity||25||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Exam - 1 online quiz (1000 words equiv)||25||01, 02|
|Written assessment (2000 words)||Written proposal for a practice/care improvement for people with dementia admitted to hospital||50||01, 02, 03, 04|