Translating Evidence into Dementia Care
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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Describe how health and social policy is developed and together with research evidence, is translated into day to day practice.
- Develop an effective set of practice-based guidelines relating to dementia care.
- Define quality improvement and demonstrate how to effectively improve your practice relating to dementia care.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of what makes an effective healthcare leader.
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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)
Conditional requisites: TAS-CAD208 plus 12.5 credit points of intermediate study
No additional requirements
The provision of dementia care is shaped by overarching policy at the local, national and international level. This advanced level subject will explore the concept of policy, and the issues that influence the translation of evidence into policy and offer contemporary perspectives on how policy is implemented to drive equitable service provision for people with dementia. We will cover the role of policy in dementia care and ponder how to translate evidence into practice through knowledge translation and improvement science. Leadership skills are important to be able to change, influence and improve practice. To enable an appreciation of this vital aspect, content will be included on basic leadership theory.
- Essay (35%)
- Assignment (20%)
- Discussion Posts (20%)
- Assignment (25%)
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