PTSD and Rehabilitation (REHB3065)

UNIT OF STUDY

Exposure to traumatic events such as natural disasters, assaults and road accidents are relatively common in Australia. This unit introduces the clinical entity of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Students will learn about the nature of traumatic stressors and the course of posttraumatic reactions. Evidence-based approaches to treatment and rehabilitation of PTSD are examined with interventions for both acute and persistent forms of the disorder being presented. The impact of a range of barriers to social and economic participation of people with PTSD will be explored and the legal and compensation issues associated with the disorder will be considered.

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Classes

This unit is an online learning unit

Assessment

Online test Week 5 (20%), online test Week 9 (20%), essay Week 12 (50%) and participation in weekly online discussions (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prohibitions

REHB3059, REHB5063, REHB5034

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