UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SWSP5631 Introduction to Social Work Methods

Credit 12 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit presents social methods using an integrated approach to practice in diverse arenas by applying knowledge and skills appropriate to interpersonal, group and community settings along with their application in both general and particular contexts of practice. Students become familiar with the purposeful use of self, working systemically and thinking critically.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) identify and describe the range of knowledge and skills informing different methods used in generic social work; (2) demonstrate competence in assessment processes for appropriate application of these skills and knowledge; (3) apply the relevant skills and knowledges appropriately in different contexts; and (4) integrate the skills and knowledges used in personal, cultural and environmental settings.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) Interpersonal Skills; (2) Group Practice; and (3) Community Practice. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the Interpersonal Skills, Group Practice, and Community Practice components of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Judy Esmond
Contact hours 6 hours per week for 12 weeks
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/SWSP5631/SEM-1/2017

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