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A course that introduces the history, and contemporary organisation, and functions of the social services industry in New Zealand society. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of students’ capacities to understand and critically analyse the impact of service delivery on diverse populations.
Understand the origins of human services and social work.Articulate the impact of service delivery on Māori and/or diverse populations.Understand the contribution of social services to Aotearoa New Zealand society.Articulate knowledge about a range of fields of practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.Consider the relevance of theory, legislation, international conventions, and policy to the human services and social work practice.GoalsTo provide an overview of the development of human services and social work in Aotearoa New Zealand.To explore the components of human services and social work activity.To explore the ethnicity/human services interface.To provide an introduction to the way in which human services contribute to the welfare, justice, and health systems of Aotearoa New Zealand.
There is no textbook for this course. Readings relevant to the course will be placed on AKO|LEARN
Domestic fee $799.00
International fee $3,600.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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School of Health Sciences