CV73 - Graduate Certificate in Dementia Studies

Overview

Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Dementia Studies focuses on issues surrounding dementia. It provides an introduction to dementia care concepts that can be immediately applied in practical situations when caring for a person with dementia and their significant others. It also provide insights into the impact of dementia nationally and globally ensuring that you graduate with the knowledge and skills to apply a holistic approach to the care of persons with dementia, regardless of community in which they reside. This course is aimed at those currently working in the health care and welfare sector or who have a qualification (VET or Higher Ed) in health or welfare who wish to obtain the specialised skills and insight to provide care to clients with dementia and their significant others. Additionally you will be introduced to problem solving strategies surrounding issues as a result of the rising prevalence of dementia.

Career Information

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Dementia Studies would typically be employed in or seeking employment in:

  • Health Care Services
  • Hospitals (private and public)
  • Aged Care Services and Centres
  • Welfare sector
  • Health Services
  • Health Promotion and Health Care organisations
  • Organisatinos planning to meet the needs of people with dementia.

Course Details
Duration 0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 24
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradCertDementiaSt
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 088199G
  • BNE - 088199G
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

1 A completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college or equivalent;

2. A recognised diploma and two years relevant work experience plus recognised prior learning (RPL) involving continuous professional development as evidenced by at least one of the following:

· Significant contribution to industry;

· Promotion in the workplace;

· Recognition by a professional body;

· Community/industry leadership

· Receipt of significant prizes and/or awards;

· Personal references that attest to the applicants high level performance in the workplace/industry/community, or

· Publications/patents/copyright.

  1. A minimum of five years relevant professional experience with considerable recognised prior learning (RPL) in the discipline area involving continuous professional development as evidenced by at least two or more of the following:

· Significant contribution to industry;

· Promotion in the workplace;

· Recognition by a professional body;

· Community/industry leadership

· Receipt of significant prizes and/or awards;

· Personal references that attest to the applicants high level performance in the workplace/industry/community, or

· Publications/patents/copyright.

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA you are required to meet the English Language Prerequisite by:

  • an academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 6.5 across all bands and overall; OR
  • a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry into) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA.
Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

English

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2017 3
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse the implications of current and future demographics of dementia in domestic and international contexts
  • 2. Compare and contrast the variances in types of dementia, and determine associated difficulties with diagnosis.
  • 3. Apply best practice techniques for meeting needs of the person with dementia and their family.
  • 4. Critically assess your own practice through the use of reflection.
  • 5. Demonstrate critical thinking using advanced professional communication and collaboration skills appropriate for the work environment and person with dementia.
  • 6. Adopt and practice appropriate professional and ethical standards demonstrating personal responsibility, accountability and professional judgement in dealing with people with dementia.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students must complete all four units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
DEME20001 Dementia and Its Complexities
DEME20002 Psychosocial Changes in Dementia
DCHA20003 Cognitive and Sensory Changes and Age
DCHA20004 Service Provision and Ageing
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.