This unit explores current thinking and strategies around dealing with issues of adjustment to change. That change includes changes involving loss, grief and trauma. Death and bereavement will be addressed including dealing with grief as a natural process and with more complicated grief. Non-death losses are also addressed such as divorce, unemployment, disability, chronic illness, infertility, and aging. The second half of the course will also look at the serious change that trauma can bring - common trauma responses, post-traumatic stress, large scale trauma such as natural disasters, and some models for effective treatment of trauma.
|Unit name||Adjustment To Change|
|Faculty/School||College 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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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,402.00||061700|
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Three two-day intensive workshops during the semester. Weekly online participation.
Assessment task 1: Essay 30% , 2000 words
Assessment task 2: Essay 55%, 3000 words
Assessment Task 3: Participation in weekly discussion boards: 15%.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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