Online module

Dementia Discovery: Understanding the brain and dementia

30 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

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

Suitable for people working in:

This module is part of the course:

Dementia discovery

Dementia Discovery: Understanding the brain and dementia

Dementia Discovery: Understanding the brain and dementia

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • answer the question "what is dementia?"
  • understand some basics for how the brain works
  • appreciate how dementia may affect day-to-day functions

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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Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator

Sarah Bartlett

Dementia Training Australia

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