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Social Perspectives on Mental Health - SCWK2008

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.

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

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


48 credit points at 1000 level including 12 credit points in Sociology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Diversity Studies




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Social Work
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Emma Tseris
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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