Online module

Dementia Discovery: Empathy Matters

30 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

What is it like to see the world through the eyes of person with dementia? Using video and animation, this DTA micro-course gives an introduction to the concepts of empathy and person-centred care.

Suitable for people working in:

Respite Care , Mixed , Community Care , Residential Care

This module is part of the course:

Dementia discovery

Dementia Discovery: Empathy Matters

Dementia Discovery: Empathy Matters

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Be able to define empathy
  • Be aware of the experiences of living with dementia, from the point of view of the person living with the condition
  • Be able to define 'person-centred' support and care

Continuing Professional Education

A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon successful completion of this module.


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

Specific credits:

  • Belinda Goodenough
  • Sarah Bartlett

Videos used by DTA with permission of:

Learning with DTA

Online courses

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.

Online modules

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.

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