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HSW702 - Understanding Care and Risk

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Kim Robinson





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


Students will develop an awareness of how ‘care’ and ‘risk’ are conceptualised within theoretical, legal, social, policy and organisational contexts and their political and ethical consequences for practice. Students will appreciate that the idea of ‘the risk society’ reconceptualises more traditional ideas of ‘control’ in professional practice, and their consequences for ‘care’, ‘protection’ and social justice and recognise that ‘care’ and ‘risk’ are integrally related, and co-exist in all professional practice contexts.


Assessment task 1: Essay 1 (2000 words) 35%
Assessment task 2: Essay 2 (3000 words) 55%
Assessment task 3: CloudDeakin participation 10%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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