Courses – Faculty of Education
Social Work Health Practice
Health Social Work Practice
Explores the role of social work practice in a health setting. An examination of the social work role both within a community and institutional setting, key health strategies, the structure and funding of health, and core skills in facilitating family meetings and working with issues of grief, loss and recovery.
Restriction: ACE 992.701
Mental Health in Social Practice
An exploration of the dynamics of social practice with service users and their whānau/family with mental health issues. This course includes an examination of mental health policy and broad approaches to care and recovery. An overview knowledge of the major mental health illnesses and associated recovery strategies will be provided. The impact of mental health issues in Māori, Pasifika, people with disabilities, young people and refugee and migrant communities will be examined.
Restriction: ACE 992.702
Effective Social Work in Health and Disability Services
Explores the role of social work with people who have disabilities or experience disabling conditions through accident, illness and aging. Examines policy and strategies of support for recovery and rehabilitation. Develops skills to address the psychosocial impact of physical loss and change with individuals, carers and families.
Working with Grief and Loss
An in-depth examination of theoretical and cultural perspectives of grief and loss that includes loss associated with trauma, terminal and chronic illness and suicide. Personal experience of loss will also be explored. Content will include developing social work skills and interventions that can assist adults and children experiencing grief, loss and change.
Working with Grief and Loss
An in-depth examination of theoretical and cultural perspectives of grief and loss that includes loss associated with trauma, terminal and chronic illness and suicide. Personal experience of loss will also be explored. Content will include contemporary literature and the examination of evidence-informed interventions that can assist adults and children experiencing grief, loss and change.
Restriction: ACE 990.601, SOCHLTH 432
Interpersonal and Family Violence
An in-depth examination of theory and practice issues associated with interpersonal violence, including definitions, prevalence, consequences and risk and protective factors. Explores violence prevention and intervention activities at the individual, family, organisational, community and societal levels. The emphasis is on New Zealand responses to family violence, but links are made to the global situation.
Restriction: SOCWORK 751
Health Social Work: Identity and Theory
A critical examination of contemporary literature, research and cutting edge strategies in health social work. Changes in the meaning of health and the impact on identity and practice will be explored with reference to professional borders and boundaries and interprofessional collaboration.
Restriction: POPLPRAC 755
Health Social Work: Leadership and Professional Development
A critical examination of essential aspects of leadership relevant to health social work, drawing from contemporary approaches to organisational behaviour. Essential skills for organisational excellence, including quality and auditing, project design and management, change management and leadership of professional development are explored.
Source: The University of Auckland 2013 Online Calendar
Last updated on: Thursday 1 November 2012