Courses & Units

Human Behaviour in Extreme Environments KHA336



Extreme environments are so named due to the unique challenges they pose to human performance compared to more routine environments. This 13-week online unit provides an introduction to factors influencing human performance in extreme environments including Polar Regions, Outer Space, Military Operations, Mining Operations, Refugee and Disaster sites. In this course students will examine how intrapersonal, interpersonal, and organisational factors influence the challenges posed by extreme environments and will be required to use this knowledge to design better support for people's performance. Guest speakers who have worked in extreme environments will also share their experiences allowing for integration between theory and practice. This unit would be of benefit to students wishing to develop skills in enhancing human performance in extreme environments, as well as those who intend to work in extreme environments.


Unit name Human Behaviour in Extreme Environments
Unit code KHA336
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Dr Kimberley Norris

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $2,284.00 090701

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Completion of 100% of Year 1 of degree.


Teaching Pattern

This unit is fully online. Each week students will be required to access the lecture material online via MyLO. Each week there will be associated activities to complete on MyLO. These activities will involve a combination of online quizzes, discussion and written exercises. Students will need to allow a maximum of 4 (FOUR) hours a week to complete online classes.


200 word Essay (25%), Applied activities via MyLO (25%), 2 hour examination (50%)

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