Foundations of Community Health Work
Get ready to work with socially and culturally diverse communities to improve their wellbeing. Get to know the boundaries between what’s private and public. Explore your own personal biases. Be ethical and equitable in your decisions and caring.
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- 27 Jun 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- describe the values, philosophies and ethical considerations relevant to case work in the community services sector;
- describe the considerations required for a case worker to effectively plan, coordinate, deliver, evaluate and improve activity in a community services context;
- discuss the ways in which self-reflective practice influences personal and professional development;
- distinguish between public and private issues arising in community development work; and
- discuss personal biases in the context of their influence on delivery of ethical and equitable case work services in the community sector.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - Please refer students to link for requirements: UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject introduces the essential knowledge and skills you will need to advance you career in community health and welfare, with opportunities for you to use self-reflective practice to develop personally and professionally for effective community sector case work. With an emphasis on the ethics, values and philosophies underpinning community health work, you will build theoretical foundations to apply when providing community services. Examining distinctions between private and public issues in community development work, you will learn to effectively plan, coordinate, deliver, evaluate and improve community service activities. You will also explore ways to optimise individual outcomes when working in socially and culturally diverse settings.
Assessment 1: 1500 word equiv; Written assignment; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-2 Assessment 2: 2000 word equiv; Written assignment; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-5
- Assessment 1 (50%)
- Assessment 2 (50%)
Current study term: 26 Jun 22 to 23 Sep 22
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.