Courses & Units

Preventing Violence Against Women: Theory, Policy and Practice HGA338



Actual teaching dates 20-23 November 2017 (inclusive).


The aim of this unit is to give students an introduction to understanding different forms of violence against women. Students will examine the social and political underpinnings of violence against women in society, with particular attention to their gendered and intersectional dimensions. The unit will provide an overview of causes of violence against women and it will explore interventions at the individual and societal level. Students will explore ways in which they can support survivors, work with perpetrators and develop strategies for preventing violence against women.


Unit name Preventing Violence Against Women: Theory, Policy and Practice
Unit code HGA338
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology|Social Work
Teaching staff

Dr Romy Winter

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus Off-Campus International International International International Domestic Domestic Domestic Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 30/10/2017 23/11/2017 22/12/2017 13/2/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Learning Outcomes

To increase students' knowledge of the current empirical research in relation to violence against women; to introduce students to various theoretical approaches to understanding and dealing with violence against women; to explore the role of social and political structures in reinforcing violence against women; to develop knowledge and skills in preventing violence against women.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090501

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Teaching Pattern

Intensively delivered over four days (20-23 November (inclusive), 2017

On-Campus: Intensively delivered over four days (20-23 November (inclusive), 2017

Off-Campus: Intensively delivered over eight weeks (1 November to 22 December inclusive)


Essay 3,000 words (50%), Essay 2,000 words (40%), participation 10%

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