Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Social Work
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Fiona McDermott


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.


At the completion of this unit it is expected that students will have:

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


Essay (6000 words): 67%
Assignment (3000 words): 33%

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