UOW Postgraduate Studies

Postgraduate Studies

Would you like to develop contemporary knowledge and skills related to the care of people living with dementia? If so, you will be interested in a new set of flexibly delivered and nationally relevant postgraduate dementia education resources designed by leading academics who are experts in dementia care. Funding for the development of these new resources was provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA).

These resources are designed to provide flexible learning opportunities for people working in community, acute care, and/or residential aged care settings, who are interested in undertaking a professional development activity and/or gaining formal qualifications in dementia care.

Target Audiences

The resources have been developed for:

  • Health Professionals wishing to complete ongoing professional development in dementia care
  • Health Professionals enrolled or wishing to enrol in relevant formal postgraduate programmes of study

Format of Delivery

  • Semester long programmes of study
  • Flexibly delivered learning opportunities
  • Tutor facilitated discussions with enrolled students
  • Work-based assignments focusing on improving knowledge and skills
  • A range of Professional Development, Postgraduate Certificate, and Masters level enrolments

Learning Activities

  • Structured exercises to extend knowledge and skills in dementia care
  • Practice based exercises to promote reflection
  • Content made relevant to community, acute care, and residential aged care settings
  • Discussion forum opportunities
  • Inclusion of contemporary publications and website resources
  • Quizzes to review gains in dementia-related knowledge

Quality Assurance of DTSC Curriculum Materials

  • Content for postgraduate level subjects was developed by DTSC academic and industry partner personnel
  • Review was provided by the relevant educational committees within the DTSC academic partner institutions

Dementia Specific Postgraduate Courses

Master of Science

Dementia Care

Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies

Last reviewed: 11 July, 2014