AIN702 - Religious and Cultural Practices of Bereavement and Interment

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

A weekly 1-hour Blackboard Collaborate class will be offered to students during Trimester via CloudDeakin

Content

Cemetery managers face many challenges today in a multi-cultural, mutli-religious society. Balancing the needs of a complex range of religious and cultural beliefs around death, grief and interment, and dealing sensitively with the needs of grieving relatives, against all the other regulatory and contextual factors is enormously demanding.

This unit surveys the beliefs of major world religions and emerging cultural practices impacting on cemetery services in contemporary society, as well as a secular worldview, with a focus on death, interment and grieving. It then explores some principles for providing cemetery services in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of grieving clients from diverse backgrounds.

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