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With an ageing population, lawyers across many areas of practice can expect to encounter people living with dementia or other neurocognitive conditions. This microcredential is designed to support participants to develop the attributes required to ethically and effectively work with such clients.
As a participant in this microcredential, you’ll gain current factual information on dementia, including types, symptoms and causes and form an understanding of the principles of decision-making capacity, applying strategies of supported decision-making.
Professor Nola Ries will guide you to identify and respond comprehensively to legal issues and risks for people with dementia, including the needs of diverse persons with dementia.
Course content encourages a client-centred approach, focusing on abilities and strengths and using effective and respectful communication techniques. Learn how to identify when client capacity may be in question and to respond appropriately using preventive strategies to protect people with dementia from exploitation and abuse.
This microcredential is designed to equip participants with:
This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.
This microcredential is suitable for legal practitioners in a range of areas, including:
This microcredential may also be suitable for people interested in studying law with a view to practice in areas such as those above.
Full price: $2,898.00 (GST free)*
Special price: $2,463.00 (GST free)*
*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.
Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.
This course is based on modules of online learning materials, including recorded video content from our lead academic and a variety of guest speakers, delivered via UTS’ Learning Management System, Canvas. Without time-specific classes, this format allows for flexible learning of the content whilst still being structured. Time management is incorporated by way of assessment and interactive activities, such as self-assessment quizzes, to encourage learners to continually develop over the duration of the course. These participation elements (e.g. discussion board posts) are embedded throughout the online materials and count as part of the overall assessment.
Four modules will be explored over a period of seven weeks:
Module 1 - The foundations; becoming a dementia-capable practitioner
In covering the topics outlined above, the course provides essential, practice-relevant training to enable lawyers to fulfil their professional duties and provide effective services for people with dementia.
The following delivery strategies will be deployed during the microcredential.
On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
There are three assessment tasks for this course:
Completion of all assessments tasks, and an overall mark of 50% (pass) or above is required to pass the microcredential.
The objective of the assessments is to provide opportunities for participants to:
Discounts are available for this course as follows:
Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price.
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