PSYC20048 - Animal Assisted Interaction for Stress and Trauma Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will allow you to explore how animals can be ethically incorporated into initiatives to assist the management of stress and trauma. The unit examines how interactions with animals vary depending on social and cultural differences and the ways in which society has, and does, benefit through interaction with animals. This unit will examine the efficacy and ethics underpinning animal assisted interventions, including management of ethical and legal issues associated with Human-Animal interventions, and understanding occupational health and safety concerns.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite - PSYC20046 Physiology and Psychology of Stress and Trauma

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2019

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 0%
2. Case Study 0%
3. Written Assessment 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of animal welfare and wellbeing while balancing benefits to clients within animal assisted interventions
  2. Evaluate and explain the benefits that animals can have on the physical and psychological health of humans
  3. Critically assess the relationship between condition management planning and animal assisted interventions used within a specific theoretical context
  4. Identify the ethics and legal issues that affect animal assisted interaction
  5. Identify occupational health and safety aspects involved in implementing animal assisted interventions
  6. Design a treatment plan for an animal assisted intervention in a specific population context

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Case Study
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Case Study
3 - Written Assessment