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SWK3220 - Social work in society

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Max Liddell


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Flexible)


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.


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.


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

Contact hours

3 hours per week


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.