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Unit of Study SWRK5004 Social Work Direct Practice II (2024)

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    PG Coursework Unit

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    Students are required to meet participation requirements in this unit. Attendance is compulsory. All students must attend for a total of 42 hours. Online students are required to attend a 6 day residential at the Gold Coast Campus. Gold Coast students are required to attend 6 x 7 hour seminars delivered as one day workshops across the term. Further details, including dates, will be advised via the Blackboard site. This unit should be completed after SWRK5001 and SWRK5002.

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:

critically analyse different approaches to social work practice with individuals and their friends and families, including social casework, case management, crisis intervention, relationship counselling, and family therapy

critically evaluate different practice theories relevant to particular social work contexts and modes of practice

demonstrate effective communication skills in working with involuntary clients and their partners or families

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Seminar 7 hours per seminar (Weekly for 6 weeks)
Case study40%
Clinical skills60%

Teaching method
Residential 7 hours x 6 days (Once during term)
Case study40%
Clinical skills60%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Healy, K, 2022, Social Work Theories in Context: Creating Frameworks for Practice, 3rd edn, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781350321571.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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