Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care

Testamur Title of Degree:

Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care

Abbreviation:

GCertDementiaCare

Home Faculty:

Health and Behavioural Sciences

Duration:

1 year part-time*

Total Credit Points:

24

Delivery Mode:

Flexible or Distance (Distance includes optional “value-add” face-to-face workshop days)

Starting Session:

Autumn or Spring

Location:

Wollongong

UOW Course Code:

1176

CRICOS Code:

N/A

* Please note: The duration of the GCertDementiaCare for students enrolled under a Sponsorship program may vary from the time frame outlined above and will be managed in accordance with the terms of the relevant Sponsorship Agreement.

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care is a clinically-focussed program that prepares practitioners for advanced professional practice and initiating innovation in the specialist field of dementia.

The course will provide graduates with skills and advanced knowledge in the care of people with dementia. Students will have the opportunities to build on existing knowledge and use work-based learning to enhance client care and service delivery in the multi-disciplinary environment.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

A 3 year Bachelors degree in a health-related discipline or equivalent is required for entry. Applicants who hold professional qualifications in a health-related discipline will also be considered.

Course Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

GHMB955

Dementia Care Across Settings

Autumn

6

GHMB959

Innovation and Change: Tools for Practice and Development*

Autumn

6

GHMB950

Reflective Practice 1

Autumn or Spring

6

GHMB958

Advancements in Dementia Care

Spring

6

*This subject is available via Flexible delivery only, which requires some on-campus attendance for study days. Students who are studying by Distance will need to seek advice from the Program Coordinator about a suitable alternative subject.

Articulation with other UOW Courses

The Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care articulates with the Master of Science (Dementia Care). All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care will count as credit towards the Master of Science (Dementia Care) upon successful transfer.

The Master of Science (Dementia Care) requires completion of an additional 24 credit points of elective subjects at 900-level from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health or the School of Health Sciences.

Further Information

A/Prof Victoria Traynor
Program Coordinator
+61 2 4221 3471
victoria_traynor@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 4 January, 2011