Free Online Dementia Courses

The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at The University of Tasmania currently runs two MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) – the Understanding Dementia MOOC and the Preventing Dementia MOOC. See below for course information.

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Understanding Dementia (July 2019)

Understanding Dementia (July 2019)  MOOC

Participants in the free Understanding Dementia MOOC will gain an increased knowledge of dementia, including its causes, symptoms and ways of responding to the needs of people living with the condition. The aim of this free and fully online course is to maximise the quality of life of people living with dementia, their families and carers. Participants will learn about the brain, the diseases causing dementia, and the person experiencing the condition, and have the opportunity to engage with a community of like-minded participants from across the globe.

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Preventing Dementia (October 2019)

Preventing Dementia (October 2019)  MOOC

The Preventing Dementia MOOC is a free and fully online course providing the latest evidence on what is known about dementia prevention. The course will address public health aspects of dementia, including epidemiology and modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. Factors such as education, physical activity and early and later life interventions will be explored. Participants will also be given the opportunity to participate in research into dementia prevention, and to complete an assessment of their personal dementia risk.

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Enrolment dates for the next offering are yet to be announced. If you express your interest in the next offering of this course, we will keep you apprised of relevant information as it becomes available.

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We acknowledge the palawa/pakana peoples of lutruwita upon whose lands the University of Tasmania stands.

Produced by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, 2019.

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