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.
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
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||interpret the psychology, behavioural analysis and transmission of trauma and trauma responses||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||locate frameworks for the analysis of trauma through the identification of trauma responses at group and individual levels||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||compare factors in resilience through critical analysis of trauma theory and case studies.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 3 hours/week (12 weeks)|
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