POPLHLTH 769 : Interpersonal and Family Violence
Medical and Health Sciences
2023 Semester One (1233) (30 POINTS)
The goals of the course are to provide students with the theoretical frameworks and core knowledge necessary to critically examine current violence intervention and prevention activities, and to develop skills for designing and implementing violence solutions.
This course will be offered in the first semester. Face to face teaching will be conducted over six days (3 times 2-day blocks).
The six days cover the following topics-
Day 1 Definitions, theory and models
Day 2 Measurement of the scale and consequences of violence
Day 3 Risk and protective factors
Day 4 Prevention and intervention activities and considering effectiveness
Day 5 Emerging approaches to community and societal change to prevent and address violence
Day 6 Student projects and ways forward
For each teaching day, there is a set of required readings which are provided. The basic format for each day session will be an initial catch-up and business period, then input from the teacher related to the topic of the day. This will continue on an input/discussion basis for the morning.
A variety of interactive teaching methods will be used, including group discussions and individual presentations. These will provide opportunities to practice critical thinking skills, and engage in robust and respectful debate. Assessments are structured to support students in the scoping, development and presentation of ideas relating to violence solutions, and can be tailored to inform your work, practice or community.
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
- Critically discuss some of the major and systemic factors that contribute to the occurrence of family and interpersonal violence at the local, national and global levels, with reference to foundational models and approaches to understanding family violence. (Capability 1.1, 2.1 and 2.2)
- Articulate and contrast the magnitude and consequences of the problem of interpersonal and family violence at the local, national, and global levels (Capability 4.1)
- Describe how we can measure the effect of a range of major violence prevention and intervention activities currently being undertaken in New Zealand with respect to their efficacy, validity and scalability. (Capability 3.1)
- Critically evaluate and self-reflect about our role in disseminating effective practices and policies at the individual, community, and national levels to provoke creative and positive systemic change. (Capability 3.1, 4.1 and 4.2)
|An annotated bibliography of key readings||10%||Individual Coursework|
|Case Studies||50%||Individual Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
|An annotated bibliography of key readings|
Students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in. As this is a 30 point course, additional time may be required.
For this course, you can expect 42 hours of lectures and discussion (delivered as 3 X 2-days block teaching), plus 10 -15 hours per week of reading and thinking about the content and working on assignments. A weekly timetable of suggested activity is provided to help you pace your work throughout the semester.
Attendance is expected at scheduled activities to complete the course.
Lectures will be available as recordings. Other learning activities will not be available as recordings.
The course will not include live online events.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
The required readings for this course are provided on CANVAS, which is our online Student Learning Management system. Library and computer facilities with internet are available to students. Support in developing internet skills and library usage is included in the orientation package. The Powerpoint presentations for the lectures will be put up on CANVAS.
At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.
Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.
Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.
The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.
Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.
All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.
Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website http://disability.auckland.ac.nz
If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.
If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.
This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.
In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.
The delivery mode may change depending on COVID restrictions. Any changes will be communicated through Canvas.
Student Charter and Responsibilities
The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.
Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.