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Alzheimer's Australia - Dementia practice improvement series.

AAV launches its first online learning resource - an innovative, interactive, learning environment tht can be accessed anywhere, anytime online.

Course includes 4 modules with first module free;

Module 1 - What is dementia? (free)

Module 2 - How person-centred is your practice? ($25)

Module 3 - Communicating in a person-centred way ($25)

Module 4 - A problem solving approach to behaviour ($25)

For informaiton call 9816 5708 or email vic.education@alzheimers.org.au

Dementia Training Study Centre

Would you like to develop contemporary knowledge and skills related to the care of people living with dementia? If so, you will be interested in a new set of freely available and fully online dementia education resources designed by leading academics who are experts in dementia care. Funding for the development of these new resources was provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA).

These resources are designed to provide students and staff studying or working in multi-disciplinary areas of health with a flexible opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills in working with people who have dementia and their family carers. To access the Dementia Education Online course click here.

 

Bachelor of Dementia Care

Study online Australia's first Bachelor of Dementia Care from the University of Tasmania.
FREE for all students for 2014 and 2015*

University of Tasmania

The Bachelor of Dementia Care is fully online and available nationally and internationally to students looking to specialise in the aged care industry and in the provision of care for people living with dementia.

Are you looking to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in the provision of care to people living with dementia?

The Bachelor of Dementia Care will prepare you for a range of career paths in the aged care industry, as well as for entry to graduate programs in medicine and allied health. This can lead to a wide range of career paths throughout the public and private health sector.

Free Study*

HECS-free: Study is free in 2014 and 2015 with a HECS waiver* (Student Services fees still apply; *conditions apply).

***Next course starts in July 2014***

Course Objectives

You will learn about the concepts of normal ageing, diseases that cause dementia, behaviours associated with the disease and practical strategies to care for people with dementia including challenging situations and behaviours.

The course links the biological basis of dementia and related illnesses to symptoms and care. Through case-based learning, you will develop advanced problem-solving skills and gain an understanding of the importance of evidence-based practice.

Register

  • Intake: July 2014
  • Semester 2: July 14-October 17, 2014
  • This degree is available to anyone nationally and internationally. (Distance and/or part-time study is not available to students residing in New Zealand or international students studying under a Student Visa in Australia.)

To register for this online course please click here

More Information

For more information on the experts who will deliver the course and the full context of the course please go to Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

An Online Workshop from the University of Toronto's Institute for Life Course and Aging

         

The University of Toronto's Institute for Life Course & Aging has developed Workshops to meet the demand for ongoing professional development among healthcare workers and other professionals working with the aging population.

Workshops are held online and are 4 weeks in length. They offer participants the opportunity to work at their own pace, interact with instructors and with other participants from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds.

For more information on the online workshops available from the University of Toronto please see attached information sheet.

Please note: workshops are only offered if there is sufficient enrolment by the registration deadline.


Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias Course

An interactive educational course is now available for carers and families of people living with Alzheimer's and other dementia.

Online course for Families and Carers (online US source)

Please note this is not a substitute for obtaining professional advice. However, it may provide useful strategies for caring in the home.