SWM5110 - Advances in direct social work practice - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Social Work


Professor Chris Trotter

Unit guides




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 be able to:

  1. Understand the role and purpose of casework, the sources of knowledge in casework and the relevance of outcome evaluation.
  2. Critically analyse their own practice and at least one casework theory.


  • Essay 1 (6,000 words) (70%)
  • Topic synopsis (1,000 words) (10%)
  • Essay 2 (2,000 words) (20%)

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