DEME20004 - Personhood and Dementia
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides you with the opportunity to consider the consequences of dementia on the individual's sense of their self identity. You will explore the concept of personhood and its relevance to the person with dementia. You will identify solutions and make recommendations to key stakeholders to ensure the person with dementia maintains their personhood.

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. Presentation and Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the dehumanisation and homogenisation of people with dementia
  2. Use relevant theories of personhood to anticipate the impact of dementia on an individual
  3. Identify the relationship between the lived experience of dementia and personhood
  4. Generate solutions to maintain personhood.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Presentation and Written Assessment

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

Due to the contemporary nature of this unit there is no prescribed text book. There may, however, be suggested readings and resources throughout 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 Harvard (author-date) 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 DEME20004.

Module 1: Theories of Personhood.

Week 2 17-07-2017

Module 1: Theories of Personhood.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Module 1: Theories of Personhood.

Week 4 31-07-2017

Module 2: Personhood in Dementia.

Week 5 07-08-2017

Module 2: Personhood in Dementia.

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Module 2: Personhood in Dementia.

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

Module 3: The lived experience.

Week 8 04-09-2017

Module 3: The lived experience and dementia.

Week 9 11-09-2017

Module 3: The lived experience and dementia.

Week 10 18-09-2017

Maintaining personhood for someone with dementia.

Week 11 25-09-2017

Maintaining personhood for someone with dementia.

Week 12 02-10-2017

Revision and Consolidation.

Presentation and Written Assessment Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 08:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This task is designed to provide you with an opportunity to explore the concept of personhood and it relates to the person living with dementia. You will use this to explain the actions of society in general who treat people with dementia as homogenous and the effects of dehumanising the individual as a result.

This task will provide you with the background for Assessment 2 when you will examine the lived experience of the person with dementia and how personhood can be maintained.

This task requires you to:

Step1.

Examine various theories of personhood to determine how personhood relates to the person living with dementia.

Step 2.

Determine how society in general treat people with dementia as homogenous and the effects of dehumanising the person living with dementia as a result.

Step 3.

Make recommendation of overcoming the dehumanising of the person living with dementia with the acknowledgment of personhood.

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 DEME20004 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 Harvard (author-date)
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. Explain the dehumanisation and homogenisation of people with dementia

2. Use relevant theories of personhood to anticipate the impact of dementia on an individual

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 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Presentation and Written Assessment
Task Description

Unit Weighting: 50%

Word count: 700 words +/- 10% (excluding references)

Oral presentation: 10 minutes +/- 10%

This assessment task builds on the insights you developed in Assessment one.

You are to examine the lived experience of the person with dementia and make recommendations about how to ensure their personhood is maintained throughout the trajectory of dementia.

You are then to present your recommendations as an oral presentation using PowerPoint that will be made via zoom program to your lecturer at a suitable time scheduled between you and your lecturer.

This task requires you to:

Step 1

Consider the lived experience of the person with dementia.

Step 2

Critically appraise the application of personhood theories for the person with dementia

Step 3

Devise well justified strategies to ensure personhood is maintained for the person with dementia throughout the trajectory of the dementia process.

NOTE: Steps 1 and 2 will be presented as a background overview in written format.

NOTE: Step 3 will make up the majority of your PowerPoint presentation.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 08:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

A complete marking guide will be provided in the DEME20004 Moodle site.

Additionally there will be information from the unit coordinator including recordings and/or direct student conversations regarding the requirements of the assessment and how it will be evaluated.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submission will be a two part process: 1. You will present live to your lecturer using Zoom, a videoconferencing program. Your lecturer will assist you in using Zoom and arrange a suitable time with you to present. 2. Please submit your presentation slides (PowerPoint format) and accompanying written handout (Microsoft Word format) via the Moodle site. 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 the relationship between the lived experience of dementia and personhood

4. Generate solutions to maintain personhood.

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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