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Undergraduate | SWI-PSY30012 | 2023

Psychology of Trauma

Examine the nature of trauma and study multiple psychological theories. Read up on the history of trauma diagnosis. Determine how people respond to and recover from traumatic events. Ask how traumatised people are treated in social contexts.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 May 2023
  • 27 Nov 2023

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Upfront cost


HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

  • Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

    • Demonstrate understanding of theory and research pertaining to the psychology of trauma;
    • Integrate and critically evaluate material across multiple perspectives;
    • Apply current research findings to issues related to the psychology of trauma.

Entry requirements

Prior study

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

one of

  • SWI-STA10003-Foundations of Statistics (no longer available)

  • SWI-STA102 (Not currently available)

and one of

  • SWI-PSY10003 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSS110 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSY10007 (Not currently available)

and one of

  • SWI-PSY10004 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSS120 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSY10008 (Not currently available)


You must also complete two Level 2 subjects in Psychology before starting this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Student feedback

6 student respondents between: 17 July - 17 July 2023.

50%of students felt the study load was manageable

100%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

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