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SWM5200

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Social Work

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Fiona McDermott

Offered

Caulfield

Synopsis

Current community health concerns and the preoccupations of health policy and services. Frameworks for conceptualising and assessing the health concerns that impact on individuals, families and communities, are analysed and applied to specific health concerns.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Explore contemporary frameworks used to understand health concerns and inform policy.
  2. Consider the application of these frameworks to their own practice and to other settings where health issues predominate.

Assessment

Essay (6,000 words) (67%)
Assignment (3,000 words) (33%)

Chief examiner(s)

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