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Undergraduate Programme Specification

BSc Psychological Trauma Studies

Academic Year 2021/22

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance processes. All degrees are awarded by Queen's University Belfast.

Programme Title BSc Psychological Trauma Studies Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Science
Programme Code NAM-BSC-PT UCAS Code HECoS Code 100287 - Mental health nursing - 100
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Part Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 4 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 240
Exit Awards available

Institute Information

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Nursing & Midwifery

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 6

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Health Studies (2016)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Regulation Information

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

None

Programme Specific Regulations

The following regulations should be read in conjunction with the University General Regulations
https://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/AcademicStudentAffairs/AcademicAffairs/GeneralRegulations/

Programme structure, levels, modules and credits

The BSc (Hons) in Psychological Trauma Studies is a four year part-time undergraduate degree offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery within the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences in Collaborative Partnership with the WAVE Trauma Centre

Awards, Credits and Progression of Learning Outcomes

BSc (Hons) in Psychological Trauma Studies shall be conferred upon registered students of the University who have pursued the approved course of study and passed all module assessment requirements. The course is subject to the General Regulations and Primary Degree Regulations of the University. In addition the following course specific regulations apply.

The BSc (Hons) in Psychological Trauma Studies will be awarded in line with University General Regulations.

All level 2 modules must be successfully completed before students can progress to undertake degree level 3 modules. Students achieving 120 credits may exit with a Diploma in Trauma Studies. Enrolment is to the BSc (Hons) in Psychological Trauma Studies, enrolment to the Diploma is not permitted.

Students currently enrolled in the programme will complete their studies according to the curriculum approved in 2021.

Students with protected characteristics

No impediments to applicants for this programme

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

Educational Aims Of Programme

On completion of the programme the student will be able to:

Apply the evidence base underpinning psychological trauma and loss;

Through examination of the relevant literature reflect on the victim / survivor journey;

Critically review the relationship between trauma and addiction;

Consolidate, extend and apply knowledge and understanding of the research process;

Critique the responses of International Agencies to global conflict;

Develop a critical understanding of the impact of transgenerational trauma on individuals, families and communities;

Evaluate the range of treatment modalities for psychological trauma;

Critique the nature and significance of vicarious traumatisation;

Develop a requisite set of graduate skills.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Collate, analyze and interpret data using a range of techniques appropriate to the subject

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work. Cognitive skills are developed and assessed through Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and QUB Canvas VLE, and online discussion forums.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of cognitive skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma. One-to-one tutorials will also enable the student to receive support and guidance for a critically appraised topic.

Methods of Assessment

Cognitive skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Studies, written assignments and online and written examinations.

Develop and construct independent thinking around key approaches to Trauma and Loss

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work. Cognitive skills are developed and assessed through Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and QUB Canvas VLE, and online discussion forums.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of cognitive skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma. One-to-one tutorials will also enable the student to receive support and guidance for a critically appraised topic.

Methods of Assessment

Cognitive skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Studies, written assignments and online and written examinations.

Evaluate evidence to support conclusions/recommendations, reviewing its reliability, validity and significance

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work. Cognitive skills are developed and assessed through Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and QUB Canvas VLE, and online discussion forums.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of cognitive skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma. One-to-one tutorials will also enable the student to receive support and guidance for a critically appraised topic.

Methods of Assessment

Cognitive skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Studies, written assignments and online and written examinations.

Ability to identify, explain and develop subject specific knowledge through independent study

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work. Cognitive skills are developed and assessed through Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and QUB Canvas VLE, and online discussion forums.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of cognitive skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma. One-to-one tutorials will also enable the student to receive support and guidance for a critically appraised topic.

Methods of Assessment

Cognitive skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Studies, written assignments and online and written examinations.

Demonstrate confidence and flexibility in identifying and defining complex problems and apply appropriate knowledge and skills to the solution

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work. Cognitive skills are developed and assessed through Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and QUB Canvas VLE, and online discussion forums.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of cognitive skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma. One-to-one tutorials will also enable the student to receive support and guidance for a critically appraised topic.

Methods of Assessment

Cognitive skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Studies, written assignments and online and written examinations.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Interact effectively within a team recognising, supporting and being proactive in leadership

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills are developed and assessed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum, Podcasting and Online computer lectures

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of transferable skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Transferrable skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Manage own learning using a full range of resources with minimum guidance

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills are developed and assessed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum, Podcasting and Online computer lectures

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of transferable skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Transferrable skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Demonstrate confidence in the application of own criteria of judgement and challenge received opinion and reflect on action

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills are developed and assessed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum, Podcasting and Online computer lectures

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of transferable skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Transferrable skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Reflect on and plan their own learning by accepting and acting appropriately on feedback

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills are developed and assessed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum, Podcasting and Online computer lectures

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of transferable skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Transferrable skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Select and manage information competently undertaking reasonably straightforward research tasks with minimum guidance

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills are developed and assessed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum, Podcasting and Online computer lectures

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of transferable skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Transferrable skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Communicate ideas and arguments effectively in both oral and written format

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills are developed and assessed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum, Podcasting and Online computer lectures

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of transferable skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Transferrable skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Effectively present to a variety of audiences informally and formally through oral presentation

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills are developed and assessed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum, Podcasting and Online computer lectures

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of transferable skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Transferrable skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Demonstrate confidence and flexibility in identifying and defining complex problems and the application of appropriate knowledge, tools and methods to solutions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills are developed and assessed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum, Podcasting and Online computer lectures

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of transferable skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Transferrable skills are formally assessed through a variety of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Relate a detailed knowledge and understanding of evidence-based practice principles and practices

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

KKnowledge and Understanding are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Personal Development Portfolio, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Effectively debate the variant effects of trauma and loss on infants, children, adolescents and adults.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and Understanding are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Personal Development Portfolio, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Discuss the divergent use of cultural narratives in post-conflict societies and their impact on those experiencing trauma and loss.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and Understanding are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Personal Development Portfolio, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Explore the relationship between trauma and addiction

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and Understanding are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Personal Development Portfolio, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Compare and contrast the Northern Ireland experience of trauma and loss with that of other post-conflict regions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and Understanding are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Personal Development Portfolio, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Apply knowledge and understanding of available literature in the field of trauma and loss.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and Understanding are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Personal Development Portfolio, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Critically evaluate the key concepts in the transition from victimhood to survivor.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and Understanding are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Personal Development Portfolio, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of transgenerational trauma

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and Understanding are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Personal Development Portfolio, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Critique treatment approaches to trauma and loss

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and Understanding are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Personal Development Portfolio, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Demonstrate an ability to employ established techniques of analysis and enquiry in the field of trauma and loss

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and Understanding are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Personal Development Portfolio, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the stages involved in undertaking evidence based practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio. The skills are developed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of subject specific skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Subject specific skills are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Critically examine the social, political and cultural understandings of trauma and loss

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio. The skills are developed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of subject specific skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Subject specific skills are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Critically reflect on the use/misuse of narratives, myths and stories in conflict scenarios

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio. The skills are developed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of subject specific skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Subject specific skills are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the cycle of addiction and its impact on individuals and societies

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio. The skills are developed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of subject specific skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Subject specific skills are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Critically explore the responses to conflict on an international level

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio. The skills are developed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of subject specific skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Subject specific skills are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Critically evaluate literature using an established framework

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio. The skills are developed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of subject specific skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Subject specific skills are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Analyse the processes involved in the transition from victimhood to survivor

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio. The skills are developed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of subject specific skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Subject specific skills are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Critically discuss the transgenerational effects of trauma

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio. The skills are developed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of subject specific skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Subject specific skills are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Critically appraise the limitations and effectiveness of the various treatment modalities for psychological trauma

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio. The skills are developed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of subject specific skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Subject specific skills are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Demonstrate initiative and independent learning by undertaking a critically appraised topic in the field of psychological trauma

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio. The skills are developed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of subject specific skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Subject specific skills are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Explore the complex impacts of trauma that occurs in early life in the developing brain and other aspects of childhood development

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and Understanding are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Personal Development Portfolio, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Effectively debate the variant effects of trauma and loss on infants, children, adolescents and adults

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These skills are supported through lectures, seminars and group work and assessed by methods including written examinations, seminar presentations, assignments and a personal development portfolio. The skills are developed through the following methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Self-directed learning, Group discussion, Illustrative Case Studies, Independent Study, Use of Library and Canvas, Online discussion forum.

Written and verbal feedback will be given to students on their performance including one-to-one teacher tutorial sessions. This is to give direction and encouragement for further development of subject specific skills required to work in the field of psychological trauma.

Methods of Assessment

Subject specific skills are formally assessed through a range of assessment methods such as Case Study, Seminar presentations, Assignments and online and written examinations.

Module Information

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Trauma and Addiction WAV2011 2 40 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
International Responses to Global Conflict WAV2009 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Social and Political Aspects of Victimhood WAV3017 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Trauma Across Generations WAV3018 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Theoretical Perspectives on Trauma and Loss WAV2008 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Developmental Trauma WAV2014 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Trauma Informed Approaches to Care WAV3019 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Vicarious Trauma and Resiliency WAV3020 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Using Research and Evidence in Trauma Related Practice WAV2013 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Undergraduate Dissertation (Project Work Module) WAV3021 3 40 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%

Notes

Level three modules are taught alternate years. WAV3017, WAV3018 and WAV3019 will be taught academic year commencing Sept 2023. WAV3020 and WAV3021 will be taught in academic year commencing Sept 2024.

This four year part time programme is only available to students commencing the BSc Psychological Trauma Studies in September 2021. Level 2 modules run alternate years, year one of the programme commences Sept 2021 with WAV2008, 2013 and 2014. WAV2011 and WAV2009 will run in year two of the programme commencing Sept 2022.