Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are given the opportunity to explore a range of end of life issues that may be encountered in their work as paramedics. Particular attention is paid to the experiences of dying and grieving people, their caregivers, and the responses of Australian health services, the ambulance service in particular. 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 development and professional practice.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBruce Rumbold

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsPHE3DDG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOffered subject to sufficient enrolments.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Communicate about death, dying and grief across various contexts.
02. Critically analyse the literature related to the end of life knowledge, practices and beliefs.
03. Identify, through critical engagement and reflection, the various contributions informing notions around death and grief.
04. Analyse personal experiences with death, dying and grief to identify factors contributing to professional and personal responses.
05. Apply reflective practice and death literacy skills that take account of individual values and meanings.

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