Aims/Description: The unit aims to provide health and social care practitioners an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the concept of gender, the issue of gender based violence and its various forms which include domestic violence, intimate partner violence including physical, psychological and sexual violence. The unit will also consider FGM, rape, forced marriages, sexual harassment and its impact on health and wellbeing of victims and others associated with them. The unit will also explore how health and social care practitioners can provide effective care to those affected by gender based violence. The current issues in acute practice, including policy, guidelines and clinical drivers will be explored. 

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: Lisa Bell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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