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HSW702 - Understanding Care and Risk

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: CBD, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Russell Shuttleworth

Contact hours:

All content available in Cloud (online)

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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%

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