Responding to Risk in Family Work

Course code HLSC6515Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course provides opportunity for students to understand the concept of risk, the assessment of risk and interventions to respond to risks that may be faced by families. With a focus on risks with potentially life-threatening outcomes and in vulnerable groups, the course provides the advanced knowledge and skill to provide effective interventions in accordance with duty of care requirements, ethical practice, and relevant legislation, policies and procedures.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Analyse risks to families
• Apply strategies relevant in family work
• Apply strategies to reduce risk with serious outcomes
• Apply strategies to increase safety to clients from vulnerable communities
• Use strategies of self-assessment, reflection and supervision to manage self-care.
Content1. Concept of risk and risk factors in family work
2. Risk assessment
3. Protective factors & resilience
4. Assessment and response to suicide
5. Other serious outcomes such as
a. Child abuse & neglect
b. Self-harm
6. Risk in a cultural context with a focus on Refugee and Aboriginal Families
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeUndergraduate degree in relevant discipline and/or equivalent professional experience in the field.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Email Discussion Group
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 96 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Workshop: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentCompletion of this course requires attendance at face to face workshops.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6515