Home care workers are being encouraged to enrol in a free online course to increase their knowledge of dementia.

The University of Tasmania is again running its popular Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) which explores the causes and symptoms of dementia and ways to improve the quality of life of people living with the condition.

The course was developed by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre and draws together the expertise of neuroscientists, clinicians and dementia care professionals in the field.

Since 2013, 70,000 people have enrolled in the course from 170 countries.

The course is divided into three primary themes: ‘the brain’, ‘the diseases’ and ‘the person’, and includes information on a wide range of topics including basic brain anatomy, dementia behaviours and palliation.

The course, which runs for nine weeks, has been designed for a diverse audience including health professionals, community support staff, policymakers and family carers.

Enrolments are now open. Click here for more information

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  1. Hi Karen,
    Please click on the link in the story (in blue) for further info on the course

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