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SCWK6944: Dying, Death and Mourning

This unit of study is designed to introduce students to the various, often competing, discourses both constituting and challenging ideas around dying, death and mourning in contemporary societies. Taking a critical and sociological approach, it considers how dying, death and mourning reflect social and cultural understandings of issues such as gender, illness, community, stigma and identity. This unit is also available as a single unit of study to professionals who wish to undertake this as a stand-alone unit.

Code SCWK6944
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Identify the socially and culturally constructed nature of dying, death and mourning in modern society
  • LO2. Engage in policy debates on current issues of dying, death and mourning
  • LO3. Apply social work values to encounters of dying, death and mourning
  • LO4. Demonstrate professional attributes that enable practice in the area of dying, death and mourning.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.