This unit provides students with a broad overview of human service work, including: social work, humanitarian work, community work, behavioural science and other health related disciplines. It begins the process of understanding the philosophy, values and beliefs that underpin the various human service professions. Students are introduced to the scope, boundaries and roles of the professions. The historical context of human services is introduced and linked to the common fields where graduates might practice, with particular attention given to key fields of practice in Northern Australia.
Prescribed Text - THE ROAD TO SOCIAL WORK AND HUMAN SERVICE PRACTICE 4TH EDITION
Recommended Text - AASW CODE OF ETHICS
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