A broad introduction to the complex issue of suicide and approaches to suicide prevention for a range of students and professional groups.
|Paper title||Introduction to Suicidology and Suicide Prevention|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,801.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- PSME 429
- Limited to
- Limited to: PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc, MHealSc
- This paper includes two on-campus residential periods.
- Teaching staff
Convenors: Sarah McKenzie and Sunny Collings
A variety of general texts and journals relevant to the paper will be available via the library.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking,
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- Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the phenomena of suicide and suicidal behaviours as they relate to individual, community and population levels.
- Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical, cultural, ethnic, gender and life course issues as they relate to suicide and suicidal behaviours in specific population groups.
- Describe and be familiar with research approaches relating to suicide.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the nature of politics, discourses and contemporary issues within suicide prevention.
- Critically evaluate suicide prevention initiatives/activities as they relate to individuals, communities and population groups.
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