Online module

Wandering – case studies

40 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Two case studies give you the chance to practise assessing wandering behaviour in a person living with dementia and developing a care plan based on the assessment and learnings from modules 1 and 2.

Cost free

This module has prerequisite requirements

Further details below

Suitable for people working in:

Residential Care,  Primary Care,  Community Care,  Mixed,  Respite Care,  Palliative Care

This module is part of the course:

Walking safely with dementia

Wandering – case studies

Wandering – case studies

This is module 3 in the 3 part module series: Walking safely with dementia.

Other modules in this series:

Module 2: Assessments and interventions for wandering
Prerequisite: You must first complete module 1


Before undertaking this module you will need to complete the following:

In the two case study scenarios you will meet Mavis and Sam and their carers. You will learn more about the RAWS-CV tool as you practise using it to assess our case study subjects' wandering behaviours and develop their care plans. The module draws together learnings on the RAWS-CV, other assessment tools and models and interventions explored in modules 1 and 2.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Describe the aspects of wandering behaviour the RAWS-CV tool assesses and determines
  • Calculate RAWS subscale scores and determine priorities for interventions
  • Identify appropriate interventions as part of a care plan that addresses wandering behaviour that may cause harm to the person

Continuing Professional Development

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


The Walking Safely course was developed by Assoc Professor Margaret MacAndrew, Yvonne Wilkinson, Professor Elizabeth Beattie, Sandra Jeavons, and Elizabeth Miles at Queensland University of Technology. The authors would like to thank the Advisory Committee for their invaluable contribution to the development of this resource.

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Version history

Published: 24 Jan 2022
Updated: 14 Jul 2023

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