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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Anti-requisites

Not available for students admitted to an LLB course.

Unit aim

Introduces students to the theory, procedures and skills underpinning work in an environment in which the principles and skills of interviewing, negotiation and advocacy are applied. Discusses the ethical considerations related to the interview process. Provides students with the oral and analytical skills required in interviewing and negotiation. Explores the ethical issues related to the interview and negotiation processes.

Unit content

  1. Ethical Practice
  2. The Theory of Interviewing
  3. Interviewing Process and Issues
  4. Interviewing Skills and Techniques
  5. The Theory of Negotiation
  6. Negotiation Process and Issues
  7. Negotiation Skills and Techniques
  8. Competence and Care
  9. Confidentiality
  10. Conflict of Interest

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:
1 understand and explain the relevance of the theoretical framework of the client based interview;
2 demonstrate the skills and techniques required for interviewing and negotiation;
3 demonstrate an understanding of the theory of negotiation and the skills and tactics of the negotiation process;
4 describe and evaluate the ethical considerations in the interview and negotiation process.

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

  1. understand and explain the relevance of the theoretical framework of the client based interview;
  2. demonstrate the skills and techniques required for interviewing and negotiation;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the theory of negotiation and the skills and tactics of the negotiation process;
  4. describe and evaluate the ethical considerations in the interview and negotiation process.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.