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|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any College
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Online Class: Weekly - 1 hour
Assessment Task 1: Presentation, 15 minutes audio-visual presentation, maximum 15 slides: Weight 40%
Assessment Task 2: Reflection, 1000 words: Weight 40%
Assessment Task 3: Test or quiz, 30 minutes each: Weight 20%
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