Understanding Dementia

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University of Tasmania online courses
The University of Tasmania was established in 1890 and is Australia’s fourth oldest university. The University offers more than 110 undergraduate degrees across traditional and specialised disciplines, as well as a generous scholarship program. The University of Tasmania has three world-class Institutes: the Australian Maritime College (AMC), Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and Menzies Institute for Medical Research. With over 27,000 students, the University has campuses in ...
The University of Tasmania was established in 1890 and is Australia’s fourth oldest university. The University offers more than 110 undergraduate degrees across traditional and specialised disciplines, as well as a generous scholarship program. The University of Tasmania has three world-class Institutes: the Australian Maritime College (AMC), Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and Menzies Institute for Medical Research. With over 27,000 students, the University has campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie, as well as two Sydney campuses for programs in Nursing and Paramedic Practice. Visit www.utas.edu.au for further information.

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Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments.

Understanding Dementia is designed to be accessible and appealing to people from diverse backgrounds, including:

  • Health professionals
  • Community and residential facility support staff
  • People in the early stages of the disease, their families and carers
  • Social scientists
  • Health policymakers
  • Individuals with a general interest in dementia

Understanding Dementia addresses the foremost issues surrounding dementia, providing avenues for discussion as well as rich global networking opportunities to engage with this major international health Issue. The course provides knowledge designed to maximise quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people wi...

Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments.

Understanding Dementia is designed to be accessible and appealing to people from diverse backgrounds, including:

  • Health professionals
  • Community and residential facility support staff
  • People in the early stages of the disease, their families and carers
  • Social scientists
  • Health policymakers
  • Individuals with a general interest in dementia

Understanding Dementia addresses the foremost issues surrounding dementia, providing avenues for discussion as well as rich global networking opportunities to engage with this major international health Issue. The course provides knowledge designed to maximise quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and carers.

To obtain the most from this course, participants should expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week engaging with the content and completing related course activities. The 7 weeks of scheduled content is accessible across 9 weeks, with the additional 2 weeks providing time to catch up on (or review), content. After completing the final quizzes for all three units of the course: 'The Brain', 'The Diseases' and 'The Person', participants will be eligible to download a certificate of completion, as well as a record of the notes that they have taken throughout the course.

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2 years, 1 month ago
A fantastic, easily accessible free course with a structure that helps you first understand the brain and the diseases that cause dementia, then covers the many aspects of dementia care. Maintaining quality of life for people living with dementia is the focus throughout the course. Engaging activities and discussions help keep you engaged and retaining the information you learn. There are a series of quizzes that you are able to take as many times as you need. There is also a free certificate on completion of the course.
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