CV78 - Graduate Diploma of Dementia Studies

Overview

Course Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Dementia Studies focuses on issues surrounding dementia. It examines complex dementia care concepts that can be immediately applied in practical situations when caring for a person with dementia and their significant others. It encourages critical investigation into the impact of dementia nationally and globally ensuring that you graduate with advancing 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 or planning to be working in the health care, welfare sector or area planning to meet the needs of people with dementia. It is aimed to those who wish to obtain the specialised skills and insight to provide care to clients with dementia and their significant others and/or address issues associated with dementia. Included in this course you will be introduced to research strategies appropriate to address care, planning and other issues associated with dementia.

Career Information

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma 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
  • Areas where plannig for needs of people with dementia is needed/occuring.

Health Promotion and Health Care organisations.

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
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) GradDipDementiaSt
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 088200J
  • BNE - 088200J
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.

International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements

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 CV73 - Graduate Certificate in Dementia Studies
Exit Awards CV73 - Graduate Certificate in Dementia Studies
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
2018 3
2017 2
2016 1
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate critical analysis with the interpretation and application of best practice techniques for meeting complex needs of the person with dementia and their significant others.
  • 2. Compare and contrast dementia, delirium and depression including the discussion of complexity surrounding correct diagnosis and interventions.
  • 3. Utilise critical thinking, advanced professional communication and collaboration skills appropriate for the work environment and person with dementia that include disseminating knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist stakeholders.
  • 4. Interpret and practice appropriate professional and ethical standards demonstrating personal responsibility, accountability and professional judgement in dealing with people with dementia at an advanced professional level.
  • 5. Develop research skills to identify appropriate research question, methodology and methods to develop a research plan relevant to the context chosen appropriate to dementia issues.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced 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 concept
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
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.