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Unit description

Engages students with knowledge and skills for working in groups and teams. The interdisciplinary context of social work is examined and students gain skills in work in collaboration with service users and other professionals.

Unit content

1. Social work practice with groups and teams: An introduction

2. Social work in interdisciplinary teams

3. Theories for groupwork

4. Models of groupwork

5. Working with groups: roles, skills and practice issues

6. Groups and professional development

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe the purpose and theoretical underpinnings of working with groups in social work practice
2demonstrate an understanding of the social worker's role in working in groups in different practice settings
3discuss the role of social work in an interdisciplinary team and apply a social work perspective in interdisciplinary team settings
4critically reflect on teamwork skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the purpose and theoretical underpinnings of working with groups in social work practice
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the social worker's role in working in groups in different practice settings
  3. discuss the role of social work in an interdisciplinary team and apply a social work perspective in interdisciplinary team settings
  4. critically reflect on teamwork skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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