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Pastoral Care (THE645)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Through pastoral care, emotional and spiritual support can be extended to individuals and communities. It is concerned with well-being and involves the carer being intentionally present for others. This unit will provide an introduction to some of the dimensions of pastoral care.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
LO1 Analyse and critically reflect upon pastoral situations using key theoretical approaches commonly used in theological practice (in accordance with Anton Boisen's interpretation of 'Living Human Documents')
LO2 Create a specialised training module and poster in an area of pastoral care
LO3 Demonstrate skills in active listening.
Timetabled Learning Activities 3 day-long intensives.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit involves a blended learning approach. There are three intensive days (9.30 am-5.00 pm) supplemented by online activities. Material from the intensives will be provided to external students unable to attend.

The learning experiences in this unit include lectures, videos, practical exercises and discussion.
Assessment Student Designed Assessment Case study worth 40%, Student Designed Assessment in area of interest worth 20%, Training Module worth 30%, Poster worth 10%
Prerequisites Enrolment in graduate-level study.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Graduate Diploma in Theology (GradDipTheol) [New in 2014]
Master of Chaplaincy (MChap) [New in 2016]
Master of Divinity (MDiv) [New in 2014]
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
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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