Courses & Units

Human Behaviour in Extreme Environments PSY336

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Human Behaviour in Extreme Environments
Unit code PSY336
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Professor Kimberley Norris
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise factors that contribute to an environment being defined as extreme.
  • Evaluate how extreme environments impact human psychological functioning.
  • Apply knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies to enhance human psychological functioning in extreme environments.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $888.00 $1,037.00 $2,567.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any College

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KHA336

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online module activities 2hrs weekly, Independent Learning activities 3 hrs weekly

AssessmentTest or quiz, (20%)|Written Assignment (40%)|Reflection (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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