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Unit of Study HEA10201 - The Biological Effects of Traumatic Stress (2017)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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.

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of definitions of cultural safety and cultural security when working with traumatised individuals and groups
2 explain the relationship of trauma to physiological distress
3 identify complex, compounded traumatisation across generations from a biological as well as a social perspective
4 demonstrate knowledge of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder diagnosis, particularly in relationship to biological and cross-cultural aspects of trauma
5 critically evaluate various healing methods in response to the effects of traumatic stress syndromes.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of definitions of cultural safety and cultural security when working with traumatised individuals and groups
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  2. explain the relationship of trauma to physiological distress
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  3. identify complex, compounded traumatisation across generations from a biological as well as a social perspective
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  4. demonstrate knowledge of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder diagnosis, particularly in relationship to biological and cross-cultural aspects of trauma
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  5. critically evaluate various healing methods in response to the effects of traumatic stress syndromes.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7: