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HDS310 - Human Rights and Advocacy

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Kevin Murfitt

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: Average of 3 hours per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit aims to develop a human rights perspective and appreciate the role of advocacy for people with a disability in upholding their rights and achieving inclusion.

The unit content includes:

  • Historical background to the development of human rights
  • Description of different types of human rights
  • Contemporary rights issues such as human rights legislation in Australia, and asylum seekers and refugees
  • Human rights instruments that address rights for people with disability (all ages)
  • Developing a human rights approach in practice
  • Individual, systemic and self-advocacy
  • Contemporary advocacy practices

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Weekly collection and summary of media article 20% (based on 10 weeks x 2 marks)

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 3: Case study (1200 words) 30%

Prescribed texts

Ife, J. (2012). Human rights and social work: towards rights based practice, 3rd ed., Cambridge University Press.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$782$2409$2630

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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