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SWK3220

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2011 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Max Liddell

Synopsis

This unit is an introduction to the field of social work, its history, theory and knowledge base, ethics, and role in the human services. The application of social work research knowledge in tackling disadvantage is highlighted.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this unit students should be able to understand and debate the nature of social work, its role and function in society; to begin to critically analyse that role; to understand and debate the role of ethics in social work; and to articulate the role of research in tackling human disadvantage.

Assessment

Essay (2250 words): 50% Essay (2250 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Robyn Mason

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Completion of 48 Points at tertiary level. Social Work units are available only within the context of the Bachelor of Social Work degree, or with permission.