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Courses related to Social Health Services are concerned with the health of the wider community.
Social Health Services

It looks at public health issues in context so that they can be effectively analysed and understood. For example, programs looks at the social, economic and cultural elements that affect health. How the way society is structured influence the health of different communities? Are there factors we can change, or initiatives we can activate to improve poor health? These are questions that Public Health Social Scientists aim to answer. 

As a social worker, your main role within community and institutional settings is to help individuals, groups and communities overcome and resolve difficulties. Social work is also about promoting policies that encourage better living environments. The Health Social Work Major is concerned with preparing you to enter into social work practice. You will develop skills and knowledge in direct practice, advocacy, management, social development and policy.