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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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBruce Rumbold

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Learning resources

Dementia care - a multidimensional approach readings pack

Resource TypeBook

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Distinguish between the aetiology of common types of dementia: AD; Vascular; Lewy body.
02. Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnoses.
03. Demonstrate an understanding of treatment and intervention options.
04. Discuss the social and lifestyle issues which may arise for the person with dementia, their family/carers.
05. Describe the impact of a diagnosis of dementia on the person and their family/carers.
06. Be able to assess the needs of the person with dementia, their family/carers and develop a person-centred plan of care.
07. Demonstrate knowledge of the resources available to assist the person with dementia and their family/carers.
08. Be able to debate the key issues and controversies related to dementia and the care of the person with dementia.

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