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Preventing Violence and Creating Trauma Recovery

AUT University offers postgraduate studies in Violence and Trauma by distance and block course.

The course is designed for practitioners currently in employment or considering working in a variety of fields where the misuse of power has disadvantaged others. All forms of harm and disrespect are considered.


Postgraduate work in Preventing Violence and Creating Trauma Recovery   Since 2015 AUT University has offered postgraduate studies in Violence and Trauma with specialisms in Family Violence.   The course is designed for distance study and is suitable for practitioners currently in employment or considering working in a variety of fields where the misuse of power has disadvantaged others. The staff involved have strong foundations in decades of Family Violence work and study extends to fields related to family violence: drug and alcohol, probation, police, mental health, prison, refugee, women’s refuge, social work, counselling victims and offenders, accident and emergency, Maori health, and the military. All forms of harm and disrespect are considered.     The approach taken is a problem solving one and we ask you to bring a specific violence or trauma problem that you have an interest in solving or improving. Theory, best practice, your experience, and creative applications are melded and tested for effectiveness. The course is not just about describing and theorising but given the growing prevalence of abuse this needs to be study to make a difference. The course is part-time or full time and progresses from a Post Graduate Certificate to a Post Graduate Diploma and then to a Masters in Health Practice or Health Science (Violence and Trauma Studies).   Study is both a block course in March and another in August and is supported by online processes and contact.  There are written assignments and there are no exams.     You will need to have done some study at the undergraduate level.   Students complete: Papers from the Postgraduate Certificate of Health Science in Violence and Trauma Studies

COMH801Theory and Principles of Violence and TraumaSem 1 + 230pts
COMH802Effective Practice in Violence and TraumaSem 215pts
COMH803Groups as Agents of ChangeSem 115pts

They may then choose to complete the Post Graduate Diploma of Health Science in Violence and Trauma Studies by taking (AK3487) – 120 points

COMH804Resolving Conflict in PracticeSem 2 (2015)15pts
589127Practice RealitySem 1 – entirely online or Sem 2 entirely online15pts
589125Integrative ResearchSem 1 Akoranga Sem 2 enitrely online15pts
589130Special Topic (Your chosen Issue of interest)Sem 1,2 315pts

This leaves students well placed to complete a masters: Master of Health Practice in Violence and Trauma Studies (AK 3733) – 589600 Practice Project (Dissertation) – 60 points Or Master of Health Science in Violence and Trauma Studies (AK 3485) – 589690 Thesis – 120 points For further information visit:  www.aut.ac.nz/violence-and-trauma Download paper information: COMH801 Theory and Principles of Violence and Trauma COMH802 Effective Practice in Violence and Trauma COMH803 Groups as agents of change COMH804 Resolving Conflict in Practice Download the course pamphlet: 2016 Postgraduate Study in Preventing Violence and Generating Trauma Recovery Call staff on 09 9219999 ext 7729 to discuss options and possible study topics and focus. Or contact Debra Spinetto, Faculty PG Programmes Advisor Phone: +64 9 921 9735 Email: debra.spinetto@aut.ac.nz Student Information Centre 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864) studentcentre@aut.ac.nz www.healthpostgraduate.aut.ac.nz

Article type: Training
Start date: February 29, 2016

End Date: November 1, 2016

Venue:Online and block course

Contact Name: Warwick Pudney

Contact Email: warwick.pudney@aut.ac.nz