Study Programme Details
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions:Summer Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Online

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey in the field of dementia studies with the specialized Dementia program from the University of Tasmania. This program offers a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary understanding of dementia, addressing its profound impact on individuals, societies, and governmental systems. Graduates emerge with a nuanced perspective and a wealth of knowledge, poised to make significant contributions to the support and care of individuals affected by dementia.


As the prevalence of dementia rises, the demand for adept professionals capable of driving positive change is more critical than ever. The University of Tasmania’s Dementia program positions you at the forefront of this transformative field, providing expertise grounded in the latest evidence. Delve into fully online and flexible coursework, designed with modular content for diverse study approaches. Navigate a curriculum that is not only easy to access but also incorporates personal perspectives, linking acquired knowledge to individual contexts.

Admission Requirements

Secure your spot in this cutting-edge program by meeting the admission criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a health discipline, social work, or psychology (AQF7/equivalent).
  • Alternatively, possess a bachelor’s degree in another field with relevant work experience or prior completion of specific units in dementia care.
  • IETLS (6)
  • TOFEL (72)

Courses include:

  • Health and Social Care in Dementia
  • Neurobiology of Dementia
  • Policies and Systems in Dementia
  • Public Health and Dementia
  • 2024 Total Course Fee (international students): $6,725 AUD*.
  • Course cost based on a rate of $13,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).
  • If you’re a domestic student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

Future Career Outcomes

We anticipate career outcomes using wide and thorough knowledge of dementia and its effects, depending on the student’s background. These may include:

  • Specialist roles and policy input for residential care or community facilities
  • Government or private roles dealing with policy and governance related to people with dementia and their carers
  • Roles that inform and design practice around care, with a strong person-centred focus
  • Augmented clinical skills for students with a health-professional background

Visa Requirements:

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