Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsPHE3DDB

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. Describe historical and cultural bases of contemporary beliefs and practices at the end of life.
02. Critically appraise current healthcare literature relating to end of life issues.
03. Critique evidence concerning Australian end of life policies, practices, and beliefs.
04. Develop personal and professional practice and skills related to end of life care.

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