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Unit of Study SWRK5003 - Social Policy and Law for Social Work (2024)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit type

    PG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • Faculty/College

  • Placement

    No

  • Enrolment information


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 social policy and legal contexts of social work practice

discuss social workers’ professional responsibilities, roles and intervention methods in relation to policy and law

critically analyse the effects of social policy and legislation on disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable groups

propose policy and legislative reforms to advance human rights and social justice

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • The materials for this unit of study are presented  via the Blackboard site for the unit.

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • The materials for this unit of study are presented  via the Blackboard site for the unit.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.