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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Max Liddell


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%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Max Liddell

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.