6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
This unit uses a range of case studies to assist the student in working through the complex issues faced by many social work clients. The unit asks the students to reflect on their knowledge and theory to draw upon appropriate assessment and intervention techniques for a range of social work situations.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Critically reflect on their own values and how this impacts on social work practice
- Articulate the depth and complexity of use of self in professional practice
- Identify complexity in areas such as but not limited to ageing, cultural and linguistic diversity, class, family dysfunction, violence, poverty and disability
- Respond to the complexity of diversity in social work practice based on an understanding of theoretical approaches and models of practice
- Develop frameworks for dealing with complexity in social work and the ability to develop appropriate strategies and interventions.
- Oral presentation (60%)
- Written paper (This can either be a formal written essay (1,000 words) or a PowerPoint presentation (10 slides)) (40%)
2 hour weekly lecture.
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