After successfully completing this Psychology of Trauma unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology, you will be able to understand the diagnostic process of acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and analyse and appraise the key theoretical models of traumatic responses.
You will also be able to distinguish and describe pathogenic responses from post-traumatic growth.
Key skills obtained will also include the ability to analyse and distinguish theoretical terms and critically evaluate psychological interventions in trauma using the most up-to-date research findings.
To be eligible for this course, you must have successfully completed the following units before starting this unit:
Foundations of Statistics
Areas of study
A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this Psychology of Trauma unit will be provided in your study materials.
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies, Swinburne University of Technology
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will equip you with the education and understanding to be able to make diagnostic decisions in regards to ASD and PTSD. You will gain a thorough understanding of the many reactions and responses trauma creates, and you will have the theoretical knowledge to identify symptoms and evaluate psychological interventions.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Psychology of Trauma from Swinburne University of Technology.
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Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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