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HSW3220 Integrative Community Based Approaches

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022


The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Community Engagement Framework promotes collaboration among community leaders, vulnerable people, their families, and other citizens to provide equal opportunities for all people in society. This framework has been utilised in Australia and internationally for social planning, social enterprises, and inclusive community development and is consistent with human rights strategies. Human services professionals require an understanding of strategies for promoting community access and inclusion for all marginalised and vulnerable groups. Students will develop knowledge and practical skills in applying community-based approaches with individuals and communities. The course will address access and inclusion in a variety of contexts and consider the needs of different populations.

This course introduces the WHO Community Engagement Framework and practical resources for understanding and assessing functioning and health of individuals and populations. Students will apply knowledge of community-based participatory approaches, collaborative planning, and leadership development as community-based approaches to promote access and inclusion in contexts of cultural diversity. Students will demonstrate professional communication skills in advocating for inclusive development and discussing ethical considerations in complex human services systems.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 24 May 2022