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||Not offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,857.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$10,363.00|
- PSME 429
- Limited to
- PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc, MHealSc
- This is not a clinical skills paper and will not equip you with specific skills in suicide prevention.
- Enrolments for this paper are limited and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
- Teaching staff
- Teaching Arrangements
Online course with two 2 day on-campus residential periods.
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
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the phenomena of suicide and suicidal behaviours as they relate to individuals, communities and populations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical, historical, cultural and social frameworks as they relate to suicide and suicidal behaviours.
- Describe and be familiar with research approaches relating to suicide, and their strengths and limitations from a range of perspectives.
- Have an appreciation of the nature of politics, discourses and contemporary issues within suicide prevention.