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LocationDomesticInternational
OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Introduces colonisation as an initial violence and examines the trauma experienced by individuals and groups, with a focus on cultural and individual resilience. Students will look at the overt, passive and perceived elements of social violence. Trauma, trans-generational trauma, trauma recovery and individual and group resilience will be explored.

Unit content

Topic 1: Trauma and Life
Topic 2: Transgenerational and Contagion Trauma
Topic 3: Trauma Responses I Flight Fight
Topic 4: Trauma Responses II Freeze Fracture
Topic 5: Resilience

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1interpret the psychology, behavioural analysis and transmission of trauma and trauma responsesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2locate frameworks for the analysis of trauma through the identification of trauma responses at group and individual levelsKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3compare factors in resilience through critical analysis of trauma theory and case studies. Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. interpret the psychology, behavioural analysis and transmission of trauma and trauma responses
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. locate frameworks for the analysis of trauma through the identification of trauma responses at group and individual levels
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. compare factors in resilience through critical analysis of trauma theory and case studies.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours/week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay40%
Journal30%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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