This page provides some information to assist you in using the PACTS resource
The PACTS resourceThe PACTS open access online teaching and learning
resource, concerning family violence, has been designed for use with primary
health care students. The resource teaches the basic background on family
violence (including scale and impact), as well as the skills needed to
identify and respond to victims and survivors of family violence, and work
in a multi-disciplinary health care team in this context.
PACTS is a multidisciplinary resource that changes knowledge and attitudes
to family violence across the primary care disciplines.
Within this open access website, the following pages
provide specific learning and teaching material:
Learning Modules – provides users with access to the six PACTS online learning modules
(core content). These modules include videos, short lectures, self-reflection
activities, and quizzes.
Videos – provides links to the PACTS videos which support the six learning
modules – these video links are also referenced throughout the learning
– provides a quiz for students to test their knowledge and receive feedback
(this is not an assessment task).
The PACTS study guide (PDF)
provides print-format details of the material presented in the six
PACTS learning modules.
Additional learning strategies
To maximise learning and teaching in
this area, you could consider the following:
- Establishing real time, facilitated discussion forums as an adjunct to
the online resource.
- Instigating student assessment items.
Family violence is a sensitive topic for teachers/educators
and students, made more complicated because a number (up to 25%) will have
very personal encounters, some of these ongoing, with family violence.
In recognition of this, the
page of this website provides information about support services
and resources that teachers/educators and students should be aware of when
encountering this difficult but important area or learning.
If the PACTS resource is being used as part of formal teaching, it is
also recommended that a designated (and appropriate) teacher/educator/staff
member is available to provide student support if/when necessary.
This open access website ensures easy, uncomplicated
and widespread distribution of the resource; however, this platform does
not provide for online dynamic engagement between teachers/educators and
The PACTS resource is available in an alternative delivery mode – Learning
Management System Compatible (LMS) Packages or SCORM packages which can
be uploaded onto any LMS. This platform provides teachers/educators with
the ability to design a more dynamic engagement with students, include
formative and summative assessment, and track student participation. Please
contact Associate Professor Jan Coles if you wish to receive these packages: