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HEA8104 Alzheimers and Dementia: Contemporary Perspectives

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Pre-requisite: HEA8001 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG or PDEV


Proficient professional care that facilitates the integration of evidence based practices and the foundations of contemporary knowledge are needed to ensure exemplary models of care are implemented for people with dementia. An essential component of care is the clinical expertise of professionals that ensures the understanding and appreciation of the complexities of dementia: facilitating a continuum of holistic person-centred care.

This course provides a collaborative learning environment that enables students to further develop their current knowledge and understanding of dementia.as the condition progresses. Through a strong theoretical base learning will challenge and cultivate higher thinking processes that are required to manage and support people with dementia. The course encompasses a critical reflection of current research and review of relevant literature pertaining to dementia care. Throughout the learning the knowledge components of the unit of study are balanced with practical inferences and strategies that are attuned to the current health environment and have a multidisciplinary approach incorporating the support and inclusion of the client's family/significant other. It is perceived that through a balance of knowledge and skill reflection and development that the student will gain both confidence as well as advanced practical skills in their ongoing practice areas.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023