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Unit of Study SWRK3005 Social Work Practice VII - Social Work in Legal Contexts (2024)

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    UG Coursework Unit

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    All students are required to meet participation requirements comprising 42 hours of compulsory attendance at either on-campus tutorials. (GC students) or an on-campus residential (online students)

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:

examine legal contexts of contemporary social work practice in statutory and non-statutory settings

produce documents that comply with social workers’ legal and ethical duties

critically analyse legal issues impacting disadvantaged or vulnerable groups and devise interventions that advance human rights and social justice

incorporate knowledge of law and human rights to exercise professional judgment and ethical decision-making

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 7 hours (Weekly)
Short written response20%

Teaching method
Residential 7 hours x 6 days (Once during term)
Short written response20%

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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