Dementia Practice Improvement (DPI) series cover a range of dementia-related topics enabling aged and health care professionals to not only strengthen their dementia knowledge, but develop their own practice improvement plan. DPI series is suitable for all professionals working with people living with dementia.
All 4 online DPI courses are written in easy to understand language and take approximately one hour each to complete. Staff have the flexibility to complete the courses at their own pace, at any convenient time and location. Participants, in addition to increased confidence in caring for people living with dementia, are rewarded with the certificate of completion at the end of the series. Registered professionals also receive the Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD) points.
Upon request, managers can receive the monthly reports to monitor progress of their team. They can also utilise practice improvement plans developed by individuals as a part of professional development of their staff.
Centre for Dementia Learning offers both individual and group licences with quick registration and enrolment process. The cost of individual license is $45. Please contact Centre for Dementia Learning for the price of group licences. Each of the DPI course can also be purchased independently. The first course, What is dementia? is free of charge.
The series is hosted on Dementia Australia’s Learning Management System and available for 6 months from the date of purchase. The access comes with complementary phone and email support.
To register and enrol, click on the courses below. We recommend completing in the courses in the displayed order.
What is Dementia?
This 3-part online course is designed to provide you with an introduction to dementia, diagnosis, treatment and support strategies for both the person living with dementia and their carer. ...
A Problem Solving Approach to Behaviours
This 3-part course is designed to provide you with an understanding of behaviours through a problem solving approach and explore effective strategies to help prevent or minimise the impact of behaviour. ...
Communicating in a Person-centred Way
In this 3-part online course you will explore communication for people living with dementia and learn how to influence people within the support relationship to promote positive communication. ...
How Person-centred is Your Practice?
This 5-part course explores the elements of person-centred practice and frameworks. You will be encouraged to reflect on your current practice and provide strategies to improve and enhance your knowledge. ...