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Undergraduate | USA-NURS1067 | 2024

Mental Health, Dementia and Challenging Behaviours

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Learn how to support older adults who are suffering a decline in their cognitive function. Explore the different stages of dementia, so that you can recognise symptoms. Discover strategies for tackling changes in behaviour. 

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Study method
100% online
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Start dates
8 Jan 2024,
24 June 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
10 weeks

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Mental Health, Dementia and Challenging Behaviours

About this subject

  • By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to: 

    1. Explain how dementia or mental illness can impact on a person's behaviour. 
    2. Develop appropriate client goals and actions to support the practice of healthy activities. 
    3. Employ strategies to maintain safety of self, family and clients.

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No entry requirements

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0.125 EFTSL

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