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HSW707 - Addressing Violence and Abuse

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)^, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Sarah Epstein





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

^Students are also expected to attend a 1 day seminar at Waterfront (Geelong) on Friday 5 May 2017.


^Students enrol as Cloud (online); however there are significant campus requirements

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


This unit will give students an introduction to different forms of violence and abuse. Students will examine the social and political underpinnings of violence in society, with particular attention to their gendered and intersectional dimensions. It will provide an overview of definitions and causes of violence and abuse and it will explore interventions at the individual and social levels. Students will explore ways in which they can support survivors, work with perpetrators and develop strategies for preventing violence and abuse.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment (2500 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Group assignment and Powerpoint presentation 35%

Assessment task 3: Written assignment (750 words) 15%


Hurdle requirement

Attendance at a 1 day seminar held during trimester at Waterfront Campus

Unit Fee Information

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