Introduces and develops critical analysis of the themes: World populations - violence - trauma and health. Students will consider human societies, violence in wars, colonisations and natural disasters. Students will also explore the anthropology of violence in relationship to trauma; the trauma in violence and trans-generational aspects of trauma.
Topic 1: Inter-and trans-generational transmission of trauma
Topic 2: Different traumatic responses of individuals and world populations
Topic 3: Victim/perpetrator/survivor roles in trans-and intergenerational violence/trauma
Topic 4: The relationship between fragmentation of cultural and spiritual identity, racism, human rights violations and mental illness in Indigenous Australians
Topic 5: Strategies for healing
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||demonstrate an understanding of definitions of inter- and trans-generational trauma||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the different traumatic responses of individuals and world populations to natural disasters and human atrocity||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|3||analyse the child/adult individual and collective experience and response to trauma||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|4||demonstrate knowledge of the theory of victim/perpetrator/survivor roles in trans-and intergenerational violence/trauma||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|5||analyse alcohol and other drug use, and issues of suicide and self-harm as a response to trauma||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|6||describe strategies for healing the effects of inter- and trans-generational trauma||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|7||assess the support needed in rebuilding a sense of family and community in healing the effects of inter-and trans-generational trauma.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial online 2 hours (7 weeks)|
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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