Working With Men and Boys in Human Services

Course code HLSC2242Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

The course will take a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring current practice and research into human service delivery to men and boys. The course is suitable for a wide range of students across a variety of disciplines including education, social work, medicine and allied health. Research and case studies from a range of fields of study will explore different perspectives and practices in working with men and boys. Students will use this information to examine current practices in the students particular field of study. Students will be exposed to a range of practices shown to be effective in improving service delivery in human services to men and boys. Students will reflect on their own ideas about being a man or woman working with men and boys and the implications for their own future practices.

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Reflect on and critically analyse their own professional attitudes to men and boys
• Articulate a biopsychosocial understanding of male behaviours
• Critically analyse their professional settings in terms of male engagement
• Identify when a service or program is not inclusive of men or boys
• Formulate strategies including personal interaction strategies for improving service delivery to men and boys to improve their health, education and social outcomes
ContentCourse content will cover the following areas:
1. Research revelations - what does the data tell us about men and boys?
2. Key competencies and principles for working with men and boys
3. What happens in the work place - skills, knowledge and attitudes relating to men and boys
4. Case studies and models of best practice in Australia and overseas
5. Investigation of specific areas of human service provision community, schools and health
6. Critical reflections on working with men and boys personal and systems based
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Case Studies
Essays / Written Assignments
Online Discussion
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HLSC2242