Extreme environments are so named due to the unique challenges they pose to human performance. In this online unit you will learn about the factors that characterise an environment as extreme, and how living and/or working in an extreme environment can influence human functioning. In this context, you will consider how individuals and groups can manage distress and enhance resilience. Extreme environments considered include Antarctica, outer space, military operations, disaster sites, and cults. In this unit, you will examine how intrapersonal, interpersonal, and organisational factors influence the challenges posed by extreme environments. This unit would be of benefit to students with an interest in factors which influence human performance and resilience, and to students who work in, or intend to work in, extreme environments.
|Unit name||Human Behaviour in Extreme Environments|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Professor Kimberley Norris|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Evaluate factors that contribute to an environment being defined as extreme
- Evaluate how extreme environments impact human functioning
- Evaluate how the impacts of extreme environments on human functioning are affected by intrapersonal (individual), interpersonal (relationship) and organisational factors.
- Apply advanced knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies to enhance human functioning in extreme environments.
- Apply effective communication skills and academic integrity principles.
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Online module activities 2hrs weekly, Independent Learning activities 3 hrs weekly
|Assessment||Scenario Report (30%)|The Right Stuff applied activity (30%)|Written Assignment (40%)|
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There is no prescribed text for the unit. However, there are required weekly readings (e.g., journal articles or book chapters related to the week’s topic). Required readings are clearly identified in the relevant module content on MyLO and are available through the unit’s Reading List.
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