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SWK4440 - Social work management: Theory and practice

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)


Most social work is practiced in an organisational setting. In order to work effectively, social workers need to understand organisational processes and how they impact on practice. This unit studies organisational theory and structure and research knowledge about organisations as a basis for assessing human service organisations. This knowledge is applied particularly in the areas of program planning and evaluation and organisational change.


By the end of this unit students should be able to use knowledge gained from theory and research to assess organisations; and have beginning competence in program planning, program evaluation, and organisational change.


Essay (1500 words): 33%
Major essay (3000 words): 67%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


SWK3260. Social work units are only available within the context of the Bachelor of Social Work degree, or with permission.