Department of Psychology, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)|
To introduce the student to the psychological impact of loss, grief and bereavement drawing on a life cycle approach.
To introduce the student to ways in which theories of grief and bereavement may influence the delivery of clinical interventions in current health care settings.
On completion of the unit, students will be able to:
* Critically examine the issue of loss from a life cycle perspective.
* Discuss the different ways in which grief and bereavement are represented and constructed.
* Critically examine theories of grief and bereavement.
* Assess and evaluate a number of approaches to bereavement care for adults and children.
* Ability to select, summarise and synthesise written information from multiple sources and to relate this to existing bodies of knowledge. (T/F/A)
* Ability to develop rigorous arguments through precise use of concepts and models. (T/F/A)
* Ability to apply theoretical notions to practical problems and phenomena. (T/F/A)
* Can demonstrate detailed knowledge of the specialist area and its application within research and practice.
* Can communicate ideas and research findings both effectively and fluently by written, oral and visual means. (T/F/A)
* Ability to produce work to agreed specification and deadlines.
* Ability to work independently, without close supervision or guidance.
* Can solve problems by clarifying questions, considering alternative solutions and evaluating outcomes. (T/F/A)
* Can undertake self directed study and project management in order to met desired objectives. (T/F)
* Is able to take charge of their own learning, and can reflect and evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses for the purposes of future learning. (T/F)
In this unit we will discuss a number of concepts, theories and models that have been influential in our understanding of loss, grief and bereavement across the life cycle including:
* Understanding how loss, grief and bereavement are linked.
* Loss across the life cycle and the development of psychosocial competence.
* Coping and adaptation to loss in chronic illness.
* Grief reactions to different types of loss and bereavement.
* Psychological, social and physical impact of bereavement on the individual.
* Theories of grief and bereavement, including Freudian concepts, psychosocial transition, attachment, and grief work.
* Evaluation of current models of grief and their impact on bereavement services.
* Application of theoretical understanding to loss, grief and bereavement in clinical settings.
PS30128 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Psychology