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Unit of Study SWRK5001 Social Work Foundations for Practice (2024)

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    PG Coursework Unit

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    Full-time students are advised to take this unit at the same time as SWRK5002 Social Work Direct Practice I. Students are required to meet participation requirements in this unit. Attendance is compulsory. Online students must attend a three-day residential and Gold Coast students must attend 3 one-day seminars across the term. Further details, including dates, will be advised via the Blackboard site.

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:

discuss the core knowledge and values of the social work profession

explain how social workers respond to ethical issues and dilemmas

critically evaluate different social work theories and models

explain how evidence-based and reflective practice models can be used to inform social work practice.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Seminar 7 hours (3 weeks)
Short Answer Project60%

Teaching method
Residential 7 hours x 3 days (Once during term)
Short Answer Project60%

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