SWK285 Health & Mental Health in Australia - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 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.

Course detail

Semester of offer Subject to change
  • Sunshine Coast: Not Currently Offered
  • Fraser Coast: Not Currently Offered
Student contribution band
Band 4A
Tuition fee
1.4A: Social Work, Counselling, Welfare Std, Human Welf nec 0905XX
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Course outline

SWK285 Course Outline Semester 2, 2021 (PDF 82KB)

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