This unit explores both current thinking around dealing with life issues of adjustment to change - particularly those changes involving loss, grief and trauma. Death and bereavement will be addressed including dealing with grief as a natural process and with more complex grief. Non-death losses, such as divorce, unemployment, disability, chronic illness, infertility and ageing, are also addressed.
The unit will also look at common trauma responses, post-traumatic stress, large scale trauma, such as natural disasters, and models for effective treatment of trauma.
|Unit name||Adjustment To Change|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Dr Amy Washington
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2017: $1,131.00||2017: $2,168.00||061700|
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Three 2-day intensive workshops.
Assessment 1: Individual assignment (1800 - 2000 words) on a topic of change (30%).
Assessment 2: Case study analysis (70%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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