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PDC20078 - Dementia: An Introduction to Dementia

Overview

At a glance

Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses that cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning. It is a broad term used to describe a loss of memory, intellect, rationality and social skills. It is estimated that there are more than 413,000 people in Australia with dementia. This online Short Course identifies the common types of dementia and outlines models of dementia that can be used in any clinical or community setting.

The fee for this short course will be $45.00.

Study Mode Online
Intake Dates Year Round

Hours of study

2 hours

Career Opportunities

This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession.

Professional Recognition

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 2 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Details

Course Summary

Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses that cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning. It is a broad term used to describe a loss of memory, intellect, rationality and social skills. It is estimated that there are more than 413,000 people in Australia with dementia. This online Short Course identifies the common types of dementia and outlines models of dementia that can be used in any clinical or community setting.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discriminate between dementia and what is not dementia
  2. Identify the different types of dementia
  3. Explore the models of dementia
  4. Assist with the positive planning of an individual with dementia in your workplace.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.

Program Structure

Self-paced online study with a Multiple Choice Quiz (MCQ).

How to Apply

Enrolment

For direct access to the course, visit cpd.cqu.edu.au