Working with Men and Boys in Human Services

Course code HLSC2242
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

The course will take a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring the current 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.

Availability

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Reflect on and critically analyse their own professional attitudes to men and boys

2. Articulate a biopsychosocial understanding of male behaviours

3. Critically analyse their professional settings in terms of male engagement

4. Identify when a service or program is not inclusive of men or boys

5. Formulate strategies including personal interaction strategies for improving service delivery to men and boys to improve their health, education and social outcomes

Content

Course 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

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning: Including online learning activities and discussion. Students will be required to spend an average of 120-140 hours of effort or total load per 10 unit value.