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SCWK5012 - Health and Inequality
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Social Work and Policy Studies
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rosalie Pockett

Classes: 6 fortnightly 6 hour workshops

Assessment: Group presentation (40%); Major Essay (60%)

The field of health and illness is an important and challenging area for social workers. The distribution of health, illness and disability is a key indicator of social inequality. For that reason alone, provision of adequate, appropriate and accessible health services is one way to redress and prevent the health consequences of inequalities. This unit of study asks students to examine how social inequalities permeate the experience of health and illness, both physical and mental. It examines how health policy and health services, as an important surfacing point for personal and social troubles, can both redress and exacerbate inequalities.This unit of study is not available in 2013
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