Suicide and Suicide Prevention (BMRI5026)


This unit is designed to provide students with an introduction to the topics of self-harm, suicide and suicide prevention in Australia. It will specifically provide students with a sound knowledge and understanding of suicide, suicidal behavior and self-harm and the relationships and differences between these three areas. Students will examine prevalence, risk factors and sub-populations, and evidence on what works to reduce suicide and suicidal risk. Students will also have the opportunity to develop communications skills for effectively responding to someone at risk of suicide. They will be given the opportunity to demonstrate and apply their learning through developing an intervention or 'pathway to care' for their particular work settings contexts.

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9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 9am-12.30pm weeks 2 and 7, 9am-5pm Friday week 13


opinion piece (30%), needs assessment (20%), implementation plan (40%), participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.