Understanding Dementia

23. Juli 2015 at 09:59

Start: 17th August 2015, free online course by University of Tasmania.

This is a course about dementia looking at a broad range of topics including basic brain anatomy, pathology, dementia research, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, medical management, living with dementia, progression and staging, palliation, behaviours and therapeutic approaches.

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.

The 9-week curriculum is divided into three units: ‘the brain’, ‘the diseases’ and ‘the person’. It covers a range of topics including basic brain anatomy, pathology, dementia research, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, medical management, living with dementia, progression and staging, palliation, behaviours and therapeutic approaches.

The content is delivered by 12 experts in the field of dementia including neuroscientists, health scientists, clinicians, dementia care professionals and people living with dementia.

Participants will have an opportunity to engage with the material via video clips, activities, games, scenarios and quizzes. Furthermore, they will have an opportunity to meet an international network of peers online to discuss the key issues surrounding dementia.

Understanding Dementia MOOC
The University of Tasmania’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is a 9-week online course that builds upon the latest in international research on dementia. It’s free and anyone can enrol. The next offering will start August 17, 2015.

The curriculum draws upon the expertise of neuroscientists, clinicians and dementia care professionals in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

University-of-Tasmania-Lion-Understanding-Dementia-Online-courseSign up for the online course “Understanding Dementia” by the University of Tasmania here.

Here you can find the course details.
Download the Flyer for more information.

Your completion of the dementia MOOC can be recognised academically.

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«.