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The Arts and Dementia Care

Undergraduate | TAS-FXA100 | 2024

Explore how music, dance, and theatre can improve the lives of people with dementia. You’ll review case studies and research for examples of creative activities. Think about your own arts program and how you can influence patients’ wellbeing.

Study method
100% online
Assessments
100% online
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
Duration
14 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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The Arts and Dementia Care

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Describe the nature and purposes of a range of arts-based interventions currently used in Dementia Care.
    2. Analyse how arts-based interventions can contribute to well-being, mood and cognitive processing for those living with dementia.
    3. Use basic research skills and critical facility in evaluation of case studies and resources.
    4. Apply formal and informal communication skills and self-reflection to engage in informed debate and complete a range of writing tasks.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Online learning including discussion boards, Zoom tutorials and webinars, and self-directed learning (approx. 8hrs weekly)

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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UndergraduateTAS-CAH-DIP

Diploma of Creative Arts and Health

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