Online dementia course

Demystifying dementia

3 hours

3 weeks

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

A practical and step-wise approach to improving your knowledge, skills and confidence in recognising, diagnosing and managing dementia in the general practice setting.

Suitable for people working in:

Primary Care , Acute Care

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Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • List the exclusion and exclusion criteria for dementia
  • Describe the three stages of dementia
  • Develop and implement an effective management plan for people living with dementia at different stages of the disease

In this course, you will complete the following modules:

MODULE 1

A stages and domains approach to recognising and diagnosing dementia in general practice

This module describes the stages and domains approach to recognising and diagnosing dementia in general practice

A stages and domains approach to recognising and diagnosing dementia in general practice

MODULE 2

A practical approach to diagnosing dementia in general practice

This module presents an overview of dementia and describes a practical approach to support GPs in diagnosing dementia

A practical approach to diagnosing dementia in general practice

MODULE 3

A practical approach to managing dementia in general practice

This module discusses the dementia trajectory and provides management strategies for the different stages of the disease. Templates for GP...

A practical approach to managing dementia in general practice

Continuing Professional Education

Completion of this course provides 3 hours of continuing professional education. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion.

Lesson authors:

  • Dr Hilton Koppe MB BS MFM FRACGP
  • Dr Marita Long MB BS DCH FRACGP

This course was developed by the DTA GP education group and the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. The contributions of the following people to this resource is acknowledged with gratitude:

  • Professor Andrew Robinson
  • Professor Dimity Pond

  • Dr Margaret Winbolt
  • Helen Douglas
  • Madalyn Dodds

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Benefits of learning with DTA

  • Increase your knowledge of dementia
  • Learn anytime, anywhere
  • Cost Free for Learners
  • Continued professional development and education

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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