SWK285 Health & Mental Health in Australia

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SWK285 Health & Mental Health in Australia


In Australia, individuals are expected to accept that scientific and medical solutions can prevent and cure illness and disease, however, health is not an objective state, but dependent on historical, cultural, political, social and economic contexts. These interrelationships are explored using anti-oppressive theories that privilege social models of health. The course explores the social constructions of health and the role legislation plays across a range of health issues. The course focuses on mental health and the nature of professional practice in Australian public health services.

Other information

Semester of offer*:
  • Fraser Coast: Semester 2
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
Student contribution band:
Band 1
Census date:
Academic Calendar

* Semester of offer is subject to change.

Course outline

SWK285 Course Outline Semester 2, 2019 (PDF 130KB)

Students enrolled in this course should check the course Blackboard site to ensure that they are accessing the most recent approved version of the course outline.

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