CR6804: Trauma and Post-Traumatic Growth
|No. of Students:||Min 8, Max 50.|
|Teaching Period(s):||Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).|
|Teaching Methods:||150hr(s) Other (self-directed learning with online programme materials); 12hr(s) Directed Study (online moderated activities - personal online tutoring and online group discussion); 50hr(s) Other (reading and reflective practice)|
|Module Co-ordinator:||Dr Orla Lynch, Department of Sociology.|
|Lecturer(s):||Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education, Staff, WAVE Trauma Centre.|
|Module Objective:||The purpose of this module is to develop students' understanding of trauma as a negative outcome and explore the conepts related to post-traumatic growth.|
1. Introduction to the development of the concept of post-traumatic growth; definitions, theory and practice.
2. Exploration of the literature and empirical evidence informing the concept of post-traumatic growth.
3. Exploration and critique of models of post-traumatic growth (Tedeschi and Calhoun).
4. Environmental and social factors that promote post-traumatic growth.
5. Measurement of growth including the PTGI.
6. Post-traumatic growth and PTSD - a comparative analysis.
7. Post-traumatic growth; meaning-making.
8. The role of faith, spirituality and religion as inhibitors and promoters of PTG.
9. Post-traumatic growth and resilience.
10. Differing contexts - post-traumatic growth case studies.
11. Developing fields including vicarious PTG and collective PTG.
12. The current state of the field and counter theories and interventions.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 5,000 word essay).|
|Compulsory Elements:||Continuous Assessment.|
|Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.):||Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.|
|Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module:||40%.|
|End of Year Written Examination Profile:||No Formal Written Examination.|
|Requirements for Supplemental Examination:||Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.|