Course

Trauma Informed Practices

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing - Psychiatric
Course Code
PNUR 4576
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
25
Method(s) Of Instruction
Online
Course Designation
None
Industry Designation
None
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
In this course learners will explore concepts of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Disorders of Extreme Stress and the DSM-5 changes to Trauma-Stress Related Disorder and PTSD. The prevalence of complex trauma in a variety of populations seeking treatment for serious and enduring mental illness, substance use disorder and those in diverse settings will be highlighted. Differences between Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and Trauma-Specific Services (TSS) will be explored. Trauma Informed Care in practice will be emphasized. Learners will be exposed to a variety of Trauma Specific Services. Risks for the practitioners associated with TIC, specifically Vicarious Trauma (VT) and Secondary Trauma Stress (STS) will be identified. The concept of Post Traumatic Growth will be reinforced by the completion of a self-care plan.
Course Content
  • Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Disorders of Extreme Stress and the DSM-5 changes to Trauma-Stress Related Disorder and PTSD 
  • The prevalence of Complex Trauma in a variety of Populations 
  • Trauma Theory relating to Indigenous peoples 
  • Philosophy of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and TIC in practice 
  • Trauma Informed Care and Trauma-Specific Services (TSS)  
  • Burnout, Countertransference, Secondary Trauma Stress (STS), Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma (VT) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 
Learning Activities

Learners will acquire knowledge and skill and learn to apply concepts through a variety of means of instruction and activities, including: lecture, audio-visual aids, case studies, debate forums, critical thinking exercises and team work.

Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College Evaluation Policy. An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course. This is a graded course. All assignments must be completed to pass the course.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, successful students will be able to:  

  • Understand Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Disorders of Extreme Stress and  DSM-5 changes to Trauma-Stress Related Disorder and PTSD;
  • Recognize the Prevalence of Complex Trauma;
  • Identify Trauma Theory as it relates to Indigenous Peoples; 
  • Understand and apply the Philosophy of Trauma Informed Care;
  • Differentiate Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and Trauma-Specific Services (TSS);
  • Demonstrate Trauma Informed Care in Practice;
  • Identify Trauma Specific Services in Practice;
  • Identify risks associated with TIC: Vicarious Trauma (VT) and Secondary Trauma Stress (STS);
  • Demonstrate interventions and prevention of VT and STS;
  • Understand Post Traumatic Growth.
Textbook Materials

A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for PNUR 4576
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
35375
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Nagra
Instructor First Name
Navdeep
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

PNUR 4576 090 is offered online and is restricted to BSPN Degree Completion students. It is strongly recommended that you take 3700 before taking other degree completion courses.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
25
Actual Seats Count
12
13
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Building
Online
Room
None
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