Understanding Dementia

Start: 30. August 2016, free online course.

In response to the recent dramatic rise in the global incidence of dementia and the subsequent need for quality dementia education, this course is designed to provide understanding to improve the quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and carers.


Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free 9-week course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments.

Understanding Dementia is designed to be accessible and appealing to people from diverse backgrounds, including:

  • Health professionals
  • Community and residential facility support staff
  • Health policymakers
  • Social scientists
  • People in the early stages of the disease, their families and carers
  • Individuals with a general interest in dementia

Understanding Dementia addresses the foremost issues surrounding dementia, providing avenues for discussion as well as rich global networking opportunities to engage with this University-of-Tasmania-Lion-Understanding-Dementia-Online-coursemajor international health issue. The course provides knowledge designed to maximise quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and carers.
The course runs for 9 weeks in total. To obtain the most from this experience, participants should expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week engaging with the content and completing related course activities. After completing the final quizzes for all three units of the course: ‘The Brain’, ‘The Diseases’ and ‘The Person’, participants will be eligible to download a free certificate of participation, as well as a record of the notes that they have taken throughout the course.


Sign up for the online course „Understanding Dementia“ by the University of Tasmania here.

You can find the course details here .

Find all information about „Understanding Dementia“ on the official website of the University of Tasmania.


Tip: More up to date educational events dealing with “dementia” can be found online on the Education Database »medicine & health«.




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