Psychology of Trauma - 2017

Unit summary

PSY30012

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment - Written (40%) , Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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Domestic 2,700.00
Domestic continuing 828.00
HECS 793.00
International 2,950.00
International continuing 1,078.00

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This unit introduces students to the nature of trauma, post-trauma responses and the ways in which people recover from trauma. Students will develop an understanding of the concept of traumatic stress from multiple theoretical perspectives.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of theory and research pertaining to the psychology of trauma
  2. Integrate and critically evaluate material across multiple perspectives
  3. Apply current research findings to issues related to the psychology of trauma.
  • Assignment — Written (40%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Test — Online Tests (6) (20%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

You must also complete two (2) Level 2 studies in Psychology before starting this unit. Do not enrol into this unit if you have successfully completed PSY20002.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Definition, diagnostic history and models of trauma
2Theories of trauma as applied to specific events/issues
3Trauma within social contexts

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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