Engaging Men and Fathers in Human Services: Theory and Practice
The course will take a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring the current research into human service delivery when working with men and fathers (biological and social). The course is suitable for a wide range of students across a variety of health and welfare disciplines including, social work, medicine and nursing and other allied health professionals. Developing male-and father-inclusive practices in a service commonly requires adjustments at the organisation, procedure, and practitioner levels. This course will focus on the theoretical background and evidence-based practices that will equip students with the knowledge and skills to effectively engage with men and father figures in human services.
Research and case studies from a range of fields of study will be used to explore different perspectives and practices in working with men and father figures. The course materials are designed to support learning which is suited to students’ working environment. All students will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own ideas about being a man or woman working with men and to consider the implications of their attitudes and beliefs for their own practice. The course design also enables students to differentiate their learning to either mainstream health or working in community and welfare settings, as well as working with men as individuals and in groups.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Health Sciences|
Semester 1 - 2016
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Course content will cover the following areas:
|Replacing Course(s)||This course replaces the following course(s): HLSC6104. Students who have successfully completed HLSC6104 are not eligible to enrol in HLSC6503.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Undergraduate degree in relevant cognate area and/or equivalent professional experience in the field.|
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for HLSC6503|