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Unit of Study SWRK2001 - Social Work Practice I - Building Relationships (2021)

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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 , values and ethics of the social work profession

identify theories and structures of power underpinning all social relationships, between individuals, groups and communities, with explicit consideration to the principles of human rights and social justice underpinning social work practice

identify and respond to oppressive and abusive behaviour as aspects of interpersonal relationships, including consideration of risk and protective factors across all forms of abusive behaviour, including family violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, elder abuse, sexual abuse and gender based abuse

explain historical and contemporary cross-cultural issues in Australia and internationally, using theories of ethnicity, race and whiteness, diversity, intersectionality, sexuality and racism

demonstrate the skills of culturally safe and sensitive practice including consideration of cultural norms, culturally specific understandings of and responses to mental and physical health problems