Australian university’s world-leading online dementia course launches in China

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China has around 25% of the world’s dementia cases – around 9.6M people. Now the Preventing Dementia Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) run by the University of Tasmania’s Wicking Centre is being translated into Mandarin in response.

The free five-week course was first introduced by the Centre last year, and has already had more than 11,000 participants worldwide.

The Chinese course will be run in partnership with Care Visions China, a UK-based company delivering in-home dementia care.

It follows the success of the Centre’s Understanding Dementia course, which was last year named one of the top 50 online courses of all time as we reported here.

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