Faculty of Arts
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Previously coded HSM5303
This unit addresses the socio-cultural, political and physical contexts in which human service organisations are located. Students engage with, and critically reflect on the ideas and processes through which social, economic, political and juridical forces structure, define and legitimise the human services industry and human service organisations. Using case study and problem-based learning approaches, students examine the role, function, formation and resourcing of the human service organisation in rural, urban, regional and global contexts. Emphasis is placed on the requirement for human service organisations to exercise responsibility and accountability to the communities they serve.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Written work: 100% (9000 words)
Off-campus attendance requirements
Students will be expected to participate for a minimum of one hour per fortnight in on-line discussion.