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Social Perspectives on Mental Health - SCWK2008

Year - 2018

This unit of study focuses on a range of social perspectives on mental health. It introduces students to mental health issues commonly experienced in contemporary society, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, drug and alcohol addiction, self-harm and suicidality. It also explores several contextual issues surrounding the topic of mental illness, including the social determinants of mental illness, labelling and stigma, working with young people experiencing distress, working with families, the effects of child abuse and domestic violence, and grief.

Classes
1x2-hr lecture/wk and 1x1-hr tutorial/wk x 12 weeks

Assessment
1500wd reflection paper (30%) and 2-hr exam (50%) and 1000 wd assignment (20%)

Pre-requisites

48 Junior CP, including (SCLG1001 and SCLG1002) or (12 cp of SCLG1U01)

Prohibitions

SCWK2005

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Social Work
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Emma Tseris
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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