Professional Development

Understanding Dementia

Understanding Dementia

Understanding Dementia

Course Description

The Understanding Dementia MOOC was developed by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre based in the College of Health and Medicine at the University of Tasmania. This world-leading online course is free, easily accessible and available to everyone with an interest in dementia.

The ageing of human populations across the globe has contributed to dementia being identified as one of the public health issues of the 21st century. The MOOC curriculum addresses this health issue by drawing upon the expertise of neuroscientists, clinicians and dementia care professionals from both within the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, and beyond.

Once the course commences, you will be able to log in to engage with the course content and activities, and share perspectives with other participants. The course is scheduled to close on 16th September, 2022 at 5:00pm AEST.

To get the most out of this experience, you should expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week completing the course activities for the 7 weeks of scheduled content. The additional 3 weeks that the course is open is to allow you to catch up or revisit content.

The release of course content will occur at 9:00am (AEST) on the following dates –

  • Module 1: Orientation – 5th July, 2022
  • Module 2: The Brain – 7th July, 2022
  • Module 3: The Diseases – 21st July, 2022
  • Module 4: The Person – 4th August, 2022
  • Module 5: Completion – 25th August, 2022



05 Jul 2022 - 25 Aug 2022


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