Individual and Community Approaches to Dementia Prevention
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Outline the major barriers and facilitators of health behaviour change at an individual and community level
- Apply dementia prevention strategies for individual and community contexts
- Evaluate health promotion strategies that are relevant to dementia prevention
- Analyse scholarly evidence around dementia prevention and health promotion
- Dementia prevention vs risk reduction
- Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for dementia: current evidence
- Emerging risk factors
- Studying populations & levels of evidence
- Social and individual determinants of health
- Health/dementia literacy
- Introduction to health promotion
- Stages of health promotion
- Theories of behaviour change in a dementia prevention context
- Examination of existing health promotion campaigns
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No additional requirements
In this subject, you will learn about the factors that influence dementia risk and explore current evidence around dementia prevention. The principals and strategies surrounding health promotion will also be explored, and you will apply your dementia prevention knowledge to an individual and community context.
- Literature review (15%)
- Profiling Dementia Risk (30%)
- group activity with an individual written submission (40%)
Current study term: 11 Jul 21 to 17 Oct 21
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