INTRODUCTION TO DEATH, DYING AND GRIEF
Credit points: 15
In this subject students are given the opportunity to explore the social, cultural and historical factors that are the context of contemporary beliefs and practices concerning death, dying and grief. Particular attention is paid to the experiences of dying and grieving people, their caregivers and the responses made to them by Australian health services. The aim is to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the social and cultural contexts surrounding death in ways that will influence their personal and professional development.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Incompatible subjects PHE3DDB
Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Describe historical and cultural bases of contemporary beliefs and practices at the end of life.
- Lectures and required readings
02. Critically appraise current healthcare literature relating to end of life issues.
- Students choose topic for seminar paper based on topic of personal and/or professional interest
03. Critique evidence concerning Australian end of life policies, practices, and beliefs.
- Lectures and exercises
04. Develop personal and professional practice and skills related to end of life care.
- Class discussions and reflective journal
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Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Seminar presentation (500 word equivalent)||10||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Individual seminar paper (1000 words)||20||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Reflective journal (2000 word equivalent)||40||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Lossography Paper (750 word equivalent)||A 'lossography' is an essay that details the death and loss events in your life, along with your present understanding of how each experience has influenced your attitudes and beliefs. Detailed instructions will be provided.||30||01, 04|