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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces and develops critical analysis of the themes: World populations - violence - trauma and health. Students will consider human societies, violence in wars, colonisations and natural disasters. Students will also explore the anthropology of violence in relationship to trauma; the trauma in violence and trans-generational aspects of trauma.

Unit content

Topic 1: Inter-and trans-generational transmission of trauma
Topic 2: Different traumatic responses of individuals and world populations
Topic 3: Victim/perpetrator/survivor roles in trans-and intergenerational violence/trauma
Topic 4: The relationship between fragmentation of cultural and spiritual identity, racism, human rights violations and mental illness in Indigenous Australians
Topic 5: Strategies for healing

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of definitions of inter- and trans-generational trauma
2 demonstrate an understanding of the different traumatic responses of individuals and world populations to natural disasters and human atrocity
3 analyse the child/adult individual and collective experience and response to trauma
4 demonstrate knowledge of the theory of victim/perpetrator/survivor roles in trans-and intergenerational violence/trauma
5 analyse alcohol and other drug use, and issues of suicide and self-harm as a response to trauma
6 describe strategies for healing the effects of inter- and trans-generational trauma
7 assess the support needed in rebuilding a sense of family and community in healing the effects of inter-and trans-generational trauma.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of definitions of inter- and trans-generational trauma
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the different traumatic responses of individuals and world populations to natural disasters and human atrocity
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  3. analyse the child/adult individual and collective experience and response to trauma
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  4. demonstrate knowledge of the theory of victim/perpetrator/survivor roles in trans-and intergenerational violence/trauma
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  5. analyse alcohol and other drug use, and issues of suicide and self-harm as a response to trauma
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  6. describe strategies for healing the effects of inter- and trans-generational trauma
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  7. assess the support needed in rebuilding a sense of family and community in healing the effects of inter-and trans-generational trauma.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.