SWM5200 - Social work in a hospital context - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Social Work

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Margaret Alston


Associate Professor Fiona McDermott

Quota applies

This unit is quota restricted. Selection is on a first-in, first enrolled basis

Unit guides




Must be enrolled in course code: 0019, 3969 or M6012


Current community health concerns and the preoccupations of health policy and services. Frameworks for conceptualising and assessing the health concerns that impact on individuals, families and communities, are analysed and applied to specific health concerns.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Explore contemporary frameworks used to understand health concerns and inform policy.
  2. Consider the application of these frameworks to their own practice and to other settings where health issues predominate.


  • Essay (6,000 words) (67%)
  • Assignment (3,000 words) (33%)

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