This unit of study is designed for registered nurses with a specific interest in, or who work with, clients who have dementia. It provides students with opportunities to develop new knowledge or extend their current knowledge in this challenging specialty. The unit of study explores what is and isn’t dementia, behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, and therapeutic approaches to dementia care. Students will also have the opportunity to examine specific issues related to caring for the person with dementia and caring for the carer. Nurses will also consider legal and ethical issues related to palliative and end-of-life care.
|Unit of study code||064|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Diva Madan
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this unit/program
After completing this unit, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Is it dementia?||a) analyse the causes of degenerative and cognitive impairment and the associated therapeutic approaches to care||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||4, 8|
|Theme 2: What is dementia?||b) examine the professional, legal and ethical issues involved with providing care to the person diagnosed with dementia and their support network||Assessment 2: Essay||40%||6|
|Theme 3: Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia||c) evaluate how the care environment and associated policies and guidelines support the health and wellbeing of the person diagnosed with dementia||Assessment 3: Essay||50%||10|
|Theme 4: Therapeutic approaches to dementia||d) reflect on the role of the nurse in providing palliative and end-of-life care to the person diagnosed with dementia|
|Theme 5: Caring for the person with dementia|
|Theme 6: End of life dementia care|
|Theme 7: Professional issues in dementia care|
|Theme 8: Caring for the carer|
Dementia Care (064) is a Tier 2 unit.
|Tiers||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price||2022 Member price (10% discount)||2022 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.