Course Information

Master of Science (Dementia Care)

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Overview

Campus: Wollongong

Duration: 1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery: Distance, On Campus

Study Area: Aged Care, Allied Health, Dementia, Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies, Health Management, Mental Health, Nursing, Rehabilitation

CRICOS: 084856A
Course Code: 437

A postgraduate qualification in dementia care provides recent graduates with a competitive advantage in the job market and mid-career clinicians the chance to update their knowledge through contemporary studies in dementia care.
Leadership and research skills gained in the Master of Science (Dementia Care) prepare graduates for career progression into senior clinical, management, teaching, and research roles. Graduates from this course are Clinical Nurse Consultants, aspiring Clinical Nurse Consultants, family carers, Medical practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, volunteers and others in aged and dementia care.


Your degree

The Master of Science (Dementia Care) is a clinically focused program that prepares practitioners for advanced professional practice in the specialist field of dementia.

Graduates are able to critically review the health and wellbeing of individuals living with a dementia, review social policy in dementia care, and develop advocacy skills to work with users, carers and colleagues in the health, social care and voluntary sectors.

The program differs from courses offered by other NSW and Australian universities in that it is underpinned by a rehabilitation approach to dementia care.


What you will study

The subjects you will study include :

  • Dementia Care Across Settings
  • Policy and Practice in the Care of Older People
  • Rehabilitation: Concepts and Practice
  • Advancements in Dementia Care
  • Psychoactive Substance and Mental Health
  • Reflection for Practice
  • Tools for Practice Development
  • Facilitation and Education Skills for Practice Development
The course also includes the option to undertake a minor project and the choice of two Nursing elective subjects. For high achieving students, there is the option of undertaking a major project with the approval of the subject coordinator.

My University

The School of Nursing's multidisciplinary programs are designed to enable students to gain a postgraduate qualification while maintaining a full-time or part-time career in health care.

We provide a dynamic environment for teaching, learning and research and aim to achieve standards of excellence in professional preparation for those wishing to enter the nursing profession and in continuing education for existing clinicians. The programmes are underpinned by practice development principles with a focus on work-based learning activities and assessment tasks,

Close links with service providers ensure programs meet the needs of nurses and the populations they serve.

Australian Residents

Academic Entry Requirements

A recognised Bachelors degree in a health-related discipline, or equivalent.

Credit Transfer

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care provides 24 credit points of advanced standing towards the Master of Science (Dementia Care).

Fees

2016 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,400
Full Course Fee: $34,200

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Distance

Session Fee: $11,400
Full Course Fee: $34,200

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,400
Full Course Fee: $34,200

Distance

Session Fee: $11,400
Full Course Fee: $34,200

International Students

Academic Requirements

A recognised Bachelors degree in a health-related discipline, or equivalent.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care provides 24 credit points of advanced standing towards the Master of Science (Dementia Care).

Fees

2016 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,032
Full Course Fee: $39,096

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Distance

Session Fee: $13,032
Full Course Fee: $39,096

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

2017 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,032
Full Course Fee: $39,096

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Distance

Session Fee: $13,032
Full Course Fee: $39,096

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Key Dates

2016 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences
25 July 2016

Applications Close
International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 30 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 19 July 2016
Session: 25 July - 17 November 2016

2017 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences

27 February 2017

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 21 - 23 February 2017
Session: 27 February - 22 June 2017

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