DEME20002 - Psychosocial Changes in Dementia
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will explore the variations in psychosocial changes associated with dementia and their impact on the person with dementia and their significant others. Misperceptions about these changes and the cultural influence on dementia will also be explored. You will devise strategies to assist the person with dementia as they experience these changes and make recommendations for practical application for key stakeholders.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Distance

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse the utility of different psychosocial theories of ageing to determine the impact of dementia
  2. Consider the diversity and consequences of psychosocial changes associated with dementia
  3. Identify associated with psychosocial changes and analyse the impact of these misperceptions on the person with dementia and those caring for them
  4. Devise strategies to address the misperceptions of psychosocial changes associated with dementia
  5. Analyse the influence of culture on the experience of changes associated with dementia.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

Due to the contemporary nature of this study journal articles will be the bulk of information. As a result there will be no prescribed text book, although some may be suggested for additional reading during the unit.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorLisa Hee (l.hee@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Introduction to DEME20002.

Week 2 17-07-2017

Module 1. Psychosocial theories of ageing.

Week 3 24-07-2017 Module 1. Psychosocial theories of ageing.
Week 4 31-07-2017 Module 2. Psychosocial changes associated with dementia.
Week 5 07-08-2017 Module 2. Psychosocial changes associated with dementia.
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Module 2. Psychosocial changes associated with dementia.

Written Assessment Due Friday (25 Aug 17) 08:00 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Module 3. The influence of culture on the experience of dementia.

Week 8 04-09-2017

Module 3.The influence of culture on the experience of dementia.

Week 9 11-09-2017

Module 4. Issues associated with the application of Psychosocial theories of ageing to persons with dementia.

Week 10 18-09-2017

Module 4. Issues associated with the application of Psychosocial theories of ageing to persons with dementia.

Week 11 25-09-2017

Revision and Consolidation.

Written Assessment Due Friday (29 Sep 17) 08:00 PM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017 Revision and Consolidation.
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Task Requirements: Written assessment

Unit Weighting: 50%

Word count: 2000 words +/-10% (excluding references)

This task is designed to provide you with an opportunity to explore the various psychosocial theories of ageing and how they relate to the person living with dementia. This task will provide you with useful insights that you will further develop in Assessment 2.

The care and treatment of older people are affected by the knowledge and views that staff and society have about the implications of ageing (Wadensten, 2006, 348). To assist people with dementia to live a meaningful life it is imperative that the psychosocial aspects of their life are properly understood.

This task requires you to:

Step1.

Investigate at least 2 psychosocial theories of ageing and explain the changes people experience as they age, according to each theory you have chosen.

Step 2.

Explore how the person with dementia would experience psychosocial changes as they age according to your chosen theories (in step 1)

Step 3

Draw conclusions about the use of psychosocial theories can assist to ensure the needs of the person with dementia are identified.

Be sure to write a concluding paragraph that summarizes your key findings and presents a logical close to your paper.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (25-Aug-2017) 08:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (08-Sep-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

A complete marking guide will be provided in the DEME20002 Moodle site. Additionally there will be information from the unit coordinator regarding the requirements of the assessment and how it will be evaluated.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Please submit your assessment via Moodle in Microsoft Word format only. Do not submit in PDF or any other format.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Analyse the utility of different psychosocial theories of ageing to determine the impact of dementia

2. Consider the diversity and consequences of psychosocial changes associated with dementia

5. Analyse the influence of culture on the experience of changes associated with dementia.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Assessment 2. Written Assessment

Type: Written report

Due Date: Friday of week 12.

Unit Weighting: 50%

Word count: 2000 words +/- 10% (excluding references)

Unit Coordinator: Lisa Hee.

This assessment task builds on the insights you developed in Assessment one and takes you further to determine how culture also impacts on the experience of dementia. You will also develop strategies to address misperceptions about the psychosocial changes associated with dementia including recommendations for practice.

This task requires you to:

Step 1

Consider the influence of culture on the psychosocial aspects of ageing and how it is acknowledged within psychosocial theories of ageing, using at least one of your theories chosen in Assessment 1 as an example.

Step 2

Consider the impact of misperception in relation to psychosocial change expectations on the person with dementia and their significant others.

Step 3

Devise well justified strategies to address misperceptions about psychosocial changes associated with dementia.

· Be sure to write a concluding paragraph that summarizes your key findings and presents a logical close to your paper.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017) 08:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Assessment will be returned within 2 - 3 weeks after submission.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

A complete marking guide will be provided in the DEME20002 Moodle site. Additionally there will be information from the unit coordinator regarding the requirements of the assessment and how it will be evaluated.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Please submit your assessment via Moodle in Microsoft Word format only. Do not submit in PDF or any other format.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Identify associated with psychosocial changes and analyse the impact of these misperceptions on the person with dementia and those caring for them

4. Devise strategies to address the misperceptions of psychosocial changes associated with dementia

5. Analyse the influence of culture on the experience of changes associated with dementia.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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