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Chaplaincy in Theory and Practice (THE513)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit introduces the theoretical foundations of chaplaincy. Students will also have the opportunity to develop an understanding of specific forms of chaplaincy (schools, hospitals, industrial contexts, etc.) with an emphasis on the practice of chaplaincy in these specific contexts.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the role of chaplains, and be able to articulate what the task of chaplaincy is and what it is not
LO2 Critically evaluate the similarities and differences between different types of chaplaincy, including military chaplaincy; workplace chaplaincy; hospital chaplaincy; university chaplaincy; prison chaplaincy; school chaplaincy; multi-faith chaplaincy; and mental health chaplaincy
LO3 Demonstrate a capacity to reflect theologically on the literature on pastoral care and chaplaincy, and the role of chaplaincy
LO4 Demonstrate effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Students learn through lectures and critical engagement with secondary material, as well as in class and online discussion.
Assessment Participation: Formative, 15%, ongoing
Journal and Theological Reflection: Formative and Summative, 25%, mid teaching period
Essay: Summative, 30% End teaching period
Exam: Formative, 30%, end teaching period
Prerequisites Enrolment in graduate level study.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Mark Jennings
Adjunct Lecturer

e: m.jennings@murdoch.edu.au
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MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Mark Jennings
Adjunct Lecturer

e: m.jennings@murdoch.edu.au
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