This stream has been designed for students who are intrigued by human behaviour, fascinated by the human mind, and have a particular interest in abnormal behaviour and mental illness. Adopting a scientific framework to understanding what it means to be human, the biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to human behaviour will be investigated and a range of mental illnesses discussed in terms of their causes, symptomatology, and evidence based treatment approaches. Historical considerations and changing perceptions of both acceptable and unacceptable human behaviour will be explored as well as the implications of being diagnosed with a mental illness today. Highly interactive workshops will facilitate a greater understanding of the complexities of being human and include visits to the Melbourne Museum, the Dax Centre, and the opportunity to participate in a tour of a historical lunatic asylum (home for the criminally insane). For those wanting to step out of their comfort zone, a treetop adventure awaits where you can navigate a ropes course and zipline adventure high up in the trees in the stunning Dandenong Ranges. The Program will be delivered by qualified psychologists in order to provide students with a realistic, first hand, and insightful experience into the world of mental illness.
|DATES||8 July – 15 July 2018
10 Dec – 17 Dec 2018
|AGE REQUIREMENTS||14 – 17|
|FEE||AUD 1,950 / week|
|REMARKS||The Young Leaders Program, offered at Trinity College, the University of Melbourne, provides students aged between 14 and 17 the opportunity to broaden their outlook on learning and study, to be inspired, to increase their confidence, to practice leadership skills and to consider their future directions. Each year more than 300 students from all around the world participate in this life-changing residential program. The opportunity to live on campus and participate in lectures and workshops at Trinity College and the University of Melbourne with other like-minded young leaders from around the world provides students a unique international experience.|