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HS5112 - Trauma and Crisis Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will extend clinical staff knowledge and application of understanding of Trauma-Informed Practices, including a life span perspective of attachment, the neurodevelopmental effects of complex trauma and the effects of intergenerational trauma. Topics will allow clinicians to develop advanced knowledge and skills relevant to the health service response to community disaster events such as natural disasters including service planning and coordination with community stakeholders as well as the provision of direct client services where appropriate. As well, clinicians will develop advanced skills enabling them to lead the implementation of programs and initiatives aimed at increasing awareness and responsivity of the organisation to complex social issues such as child protection and family violence, including embedding Trauma Informed Care principles into organisational procedure and responses.

Learning Outcomes

  • communicate a complex and extended body of knowledge of trauma, Trauma Informed Practices and crises clearly and coherently to individual and organisational audiences;
  • analyse, design and demonstrate the ability to lead the implementation of organisational Trauma Informed Care procedures and initiatives to respond effectively to complex social issues;
  • formulate and justify an integrated response to a community crisis, in rural and remote contexts, that improves service planning from your profession's perspective and direct consumer services, drawing on community disaster theory and crisis theory.

Subject Assessment

  • Written - Action plan; Written - Workplace report - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Educational resource - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: pass every assessment item; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Ms Simone Dewar.
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours online activity - Integrated online and work-based learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.