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Foundations of practice, caring for people living with Dementia

Caring for people living with dementia requires specialised knowledge and practical skills to ensure that individuals receive the best possible care and support.

This course is designed to provide individuals working with people with a dementia diagnosis with the necessary clinical and interpersonal skills, and theoretical knowledge to provide high-quality care. The course will instil in students an appreciation of the importance of maintaining independence and quality of life, and the role of supportive practices in achieving these goals.

About the course

This course covers practical components that are taught via a face-to-face workshop. This necessitates on-campus attendance for one day. If you are an organisation looking to register a group of learners, please get in touch with us as it may be possible for us to deliver the practical component at your site.

What will you achieve?

On completion of the course students should be able to :

  • Analyse the different types and stages of dementia and determine the signs and symptoms of each stage
  • Exhibit basic practical foundation skills required in nursing and for caring for someone living with dementia, including infection control and manual handling
  • Integrate supportive practices into nursing care for people living with dementia to maintain independence and quality of life
  • Compose and articulate written and verbal handover and case notes, according to organisational procedures and scope of practice
What topics will you cover?
  • Understanding dementia physiology, and associated signs and symptoms
  • Foundational practical skills, manual handling and infection control
  • Supportive practices in care delivery
  • Written and verbal handover and note writing

To be eligible for a digital badge for this course, you will need to successfully complete an assessment which includes:

  • Workbook following a 1-day clinical laboratory workshop
  • Video of competencies
  • Quiz
  • The optional assessments are due in weeks 7 and 8
Course Credit
Unspecified Creditarrow

The Microcredential can be taken as a stand-alone course. Additionally, it can be combined with other Microcredentials offered by UniSQ to achieve a total of 1.0 unit of credit. Partial credit cannot be awarded. To be eligible for credit you must successfully complete a stack of UniSQ Microcredentials that, when combined, equal 1.0 unit of credit.  

The combined stack of Microcredentials can be used to apply for unspecified credit towards a program, provided the program rules allow it. To apply credit, you must first meet all of the program admission requirements and there must be elective space within the program and approval from the Program Director.

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Foundations of practice, caring for people living with Dementia


4 weeks

A $820

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