APG5076 - Health and family violence - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Social Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Professor JaneMaree Maher


Professor JaneMaree Maher

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (Online)


This unit is taught in intensive mode. For teaching dates please refer to the websitewebsite (https://www.monash.edu/students/study-resources/arts/summer-winter/winter).


In this unit, students will examine key aspects of health systems and their responses to gendered family violence, with attention to relevant knowledge about the consequent health impacts. Focusing on this issue, students will engage with new knowledge about the long-term effects of violence within families. Students will develop a research report about a health issue with the support of the Unit Coordinator, and with input from other staff as appropriate.


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

  1. Describe with clarity the health impacts of family violence on those affected;
  2. Recognise and interpret patterns of family violence from the perspective of practitioners within a health setting;
  3. Identify available referral pathways and responses to family violence in health systems;
  4. Assess the role of health systems in the long-term prevention of family violence;
  5. Critically analyse the benefits and drawbacks of health system responses to family violence and consider pathways for improvement.


Within semester assessment:100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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