Online dementia course

Dementia Discovery

3 hours

3 weeks

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Develop your knowledge about specific types of dementia and potential underlying changes in the brain.

Suitable for people working in:

Respite Care , Mixed , Community Care , Residential Care

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About this Course

Dementia Discovery is designed to help those new to the workforce, who may have limited knowledge about dementia. It aims to increase knowledge about dementia with tips on 'where to next’ for training and resources.

In this course, you will complete the following modules:

MODULE 1

Dementia Discovery: Understanding the brain and dementia

Using video and animation, this DTA micro-course gives an introduction to the brain, as a foundation for understanding causes of...

Dementia Discovery: Understanding the brain and dementia

MODULE 2

Dementia Discovery: Alzheimer’s disease

This brief module focuses on changes in the brain that may be related to Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia Discovery: Alzheimer’s disease

MODULE 3

Dementia Discovery: Vascular dementia

This brief module focuses on changes in the brain that may be related to vascular dementia.

Dementia Discovery: Vascular dementia

MODULE 4

Dementia Discovery: Frontotemporal dementia

This brief module focuses on changes in the brain that may be related to frontotemporal dementia

Dementia Discovery: Frontotemporal dementia

MODULE 5

Dementia Discovery: Dementia with Lewy Bodies

This brief module focuses on changes in the brain that may be related to Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

Dementia Discovery: Dementia with Lewy Bodies

MODULE 6

Dementia Discovery: Empathy Matters

What is it like to see the world through the eyes of person with dementia? Using video and animation, this...

Dementia Discovery: Empathy Matters

MODULE 7

Dementia Discovery: Communication Matters

This brief module focuses on dementia related changes and principles to bear in mind for communicating with respect and dignity.

Dementia Discovery: Communication Matters

This course was developed for DTA by the team led by the University of Wollongong

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Benefits of learning with DTA

  • Increase your knowledge of dementia
  • Ongoing access to review course content
  • Real life examples to help you put knowledge into practice
  • Cost Free for Learners

Getting Started

After enrolment, your course will appear in your Dashboard under My Enrolments. You will also receive an email with instructions to get started.

Learning with DTA

Online courses contain modules that have been grouped together based on their topic area. Each module within a course must be completed and in the defined order.

Modules can be completed individually and in any order. You may choose to complete any module, based on your areas of interest.

Some modules may have prerequisites. If a module has a prerequisite you’ll need to complete that first to ensure you have the essential prior knowledge required. Modules with a prerequisite will be clearly marked.

A Certificate of completion is awarded on successful completion of a DTA course or module. You may use this certificate toward your Continuing Professional Development and Education (CPD/CPEE). Access your Certificates in your Dashboard.

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