Course 'Social Work in Extreme Circumstances' in English

A course in English is available for Erasmus and other interested students:

  • Social Work in Extreme Circumstances (4 ECTS)


Lecturers: dr Subhangi Herath and dr Chandani Liyanage from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Topics: Issues related to natural disasters, Ethnic conflicts, Gender based violence, Gender dimension in extreme circumstances, Suicide and attempted suicide, Reproductive health related issues, Environment sociology related issues, Disaster, resilience and reconciliation, The impact of displacement (due to war) and resettlement on mental health, Community mental health related issues, Social work in resilience: experience in the aftermath of the Tsunami disaster, Psycho-social impact of chronic kidney disease with unknown etiology, Behaviour of Ayurveda: traditional practitioners in diagnosis, treatment and referral of suspected leprosy patients to western medical system, Issues related to HIV/AIDS, sex workers and law enforcement, Behavioural challenges of non communicable disease in Sri Lanka, Methodologies for participatory rural development in Sri Lanka, Conceptualization of disability in Sri Lankan society, Sociocultural factors related to suicide in Sri Lanka, Community dynamism with special attention to Sri Lanka

Lectures take place every Monday (10:00-11:30) and every Wednesday (9:30-11:00) in lecture room 5.

Introductory lecture: Wednesday, 3 April 2013, 9:30-11:00 in lecture room 5 at the Faculty of Social Work, Topniška 31, Ljubljana.