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Community health and mental health (6 points)


Leader: Dr Rosemary Sheehan

Caulfield First semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2003 (OCL)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: An introduction to the social work knowledge and skills necessary for conceptualising and assessing health and mental health problems. The subject provides a framework for understanding contemporary health concerns which impact on the individuals and families who come to social work attention. The subject also looks at contemporary approaches to service provision for people with general health or psychological disorders, and at relevant legislation and ethical issues that influence the provision of health services in the community.

Assessment: Class presentation (1500 words) or Literature review for off-campus students: 30% + Examination (1 hour): 30% + Major essay (2000 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

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