CR6807: Public Health Challenges in Post Conflict Societies

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 8, Max 50.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
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: To enable students to understand how trauma impacts on societal systems, public health planning, trangenerational trauma and dealing with the past.
Module Content: 1. Introduction and overview of trauma and its health implications.
2. Beyond the individual - trauma and society.
3. Vicarious victimisation - when trauma marks a population.
4. Public health frameworks.
5. Trauma and dealing with the past.
6. Transgenerational trauma.
7. Policy development post conflict.
8. Case study.
9. Case study.
10. Community interventions for trauma.
11. International best practice models.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Critically evaluate the implications of trauma for a society post conflict.
  • Explain the mechanics of transgenerational trauma.
  • Reflect upon the transmission of trauma beyond the primary and secondary victims.
  • Account for and critique (approaches to) mental health patterns in post-conflict societies.
  • Explain the public health challenges that emerge in a post-conflict society.
  • Evaluate policy options for addressing trauma in post-conflict societies.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 2,000 word essay, 100 marks; 1 x 2,000 word case study, 100 marks.).
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.

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