Advanced Topics in Dementia Care
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- 20 Feb 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explore and analyse reasons for the prevalence of specific types of dementia in seldom-heard groups.
- Identify issues relevant to people living with dementia from seldom-heard groups, and their carers.
- Examine and reflect on the experiences of, and effective care for, people with dementia from seldom-heard groups, and their carers.
- Evaluate and apply evidence-based contemporary knowledge to support the needs of people with dementia from seldom-heard groups, and their carers.
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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This subject will present a range of advanced topics related to international best practice in dementia care. This year, Advanced Topics in Dementia Care focuses on understanding and addressing the issues faced by people with dementia in seldom-heard groups. We will explore the experiences of people with dementia, from culturally and linguistically diverse groups, with diverse sexual orientation or gender identity, residing in correctional service facilities, living with comorbidities (physical and intellectual), who are homeless, those who are care leavers (includes child migrants and stolen generations) and veterans. We will explore assumptions and possible prejudices, raise awareness of health issues, and investigate how we can improve assessment, management and care to help overcome the challenges faced by many in these seldom-heard groups.
- Essay (30%)
- Reflective Synthesis (40%)
- Reflective Critique (30%)
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