In response to the recent dramatic rise in the global incidence of dementia and the subsequent need for quality dementia education worldwide, the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania, is offering a massive open online course (MOOC) about dementia. This course is free and open to anyone, providing a unique opportunity for individuals and organisations to obtain university-quality education about dementia at no cost.
The course, Understanding Dementia, will be released on 31st March, 2014. Please note, places within the course are limited.
The 9-week curriculum covers all aspects of dementia including basic brain anatomy, pathology, dementia research, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, medical management, living with dementia, progression and staging, palliation, behaviours and therapeutic approaches.
The content is delivered by 12 experts in the field of dementia including neuroscientists, health scientists, clinicians, dementia care professionals and people with dementia.
Participants will have an opportunity to engage with the material via video clips, activities, scenarios and quizzes (no assignments or exams). Furthermore, they will have an opportunity to meet an international network of peers online to discuss the key issues surrounding dementia.
For more information, please visit the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre website.