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Gold Coast
Online

Unit description

Explores issues of grief, trauma and crises, such as death, illness, family breakdown, violence, abuse, disasters, and life changes. Examines theory and skills, attitudes and responses to grief, trauma and crises. Applies intervention models to grief, trauma and crises.

Unit content

  1. Discourses of loss, trauma and crisis
  2. Death, dying and grieving
  3. Theories of loss and grief, trauma and/or crisis
  4. Working with grief
  5. Working with trauma/crisis
  6. Working with grief, trauma and crisis in the human services

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1critically review discourses informing loss, grief and trauma
2analyse theories of grief, trauma and crisis
3critically reflect on own values and beliefs about grief, trauma and crises
4discuss a trauma informed approach to human services practice.

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

  1. critically review discourses informing loss, grief and trauma
  2. analyse theories of grief, trauma and crisis
  3. critically reflect on own values and beliefs about grief, trauma and crises
  4. discuss a trauma informed approach to human services practice.

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Presentation60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Presentation60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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