Courses & Units

Preventing Violence Against Women: Theory, Policy and Practice HGA338



Face to face teaching dates are 18th until 21st of November 2019 (TBC)


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 Politics and International Relations|Sociology and Criminology

Dr Romy Winter

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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 28/10/2019 20/11/2019 23/12/2019 16/2/2020

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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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 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,037.00 090501

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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

There is a different teaching pattern for On and Off Campus students.  

On Campus: Intensive teaching pattern of all 12 topics over four consecutive days. Pre-reading is required prior to attending intensive.  

Off Campus: 1 x 120 minute weekly seminar. Content is released each week.


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

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