In Australia there are more than 400,000 people living with dementia and almost 50 million worldwide. Community care workers would be particularly aware of the growing incidence and how the impacts are felt community wide.
The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania offers a FREE online, 9 week course (with content accessible over 12 weeks), called Understanding Dementia Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
Designed to be accessible and appealing, with clear information, the curriculum addresses this health issue by drawing upon the expertise of neuroscientists, clinicians and dementia care professionals from both within the Wicking Centre and beyond. The course is divided into three units, the ‘The Brain’, ‘The Diseases’ and ‘The Person’ and content includes how the brain is affected by the diseases that cause dementia, symptoms, diagnosis, stages and management, and personal and carers’ perspectives of living with dementia.
This CPD training is online so you can study at a time that suits you. Participants should expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week engaging with the content and completing related course activities. Understanding Dementia
is globally popular, attracting international acclaim with over 100,000 participants from more than 175 countries engaging in the course since inception. The course is also listed in the Top 50 online courses of all time, as well as currently rated the No 1. Online Health Course by Class Central, a leading aggregate site of over 7000 online courses.
This course provides 27 hours of online learning and a certificate of completion is available. For more information visit mooc.utas.edu.au/landing/acwaRegistration
Don’t miss your opportunity to start learning today - enrolments is open until 18 August via mooc.utas.edu.au/landing/acwa