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SWM5110 - Advanced casework practice

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Associate Professor Chris Trotter


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Theories and knowledge regarding direct work with clients in a variety of social work settings. The context of casework practice and some alternative methods of working with individuals and groups.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. understand the role and purpose of casework, the sources of knowledge in casework and the relevance of outcome evaluation;
  2. be able to critically analyse their own practice and at least one casework theory.


Essay (6000 words): 70%
Topic synopsis (1000 words): 10%
Essay (2000 words): 20%