SWSP9902 Advanced Studies in Social Work Part 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. This unit addresses current trends and contemporary issues in social work policy and practice. It enables students to identify and explore key issues of debate and relevance in their particular practice area and to develop a conceptual and contextual framework relevant to their research projects. Students are required to locate their particular research interest in international, national and local contexts and critically review relevant literature.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an advanced familiarity with relevant literature; (2) achieve a high level of critical awareness of themes, issues and debates relevant to the area; (3) relate concepts, theories and research to their practice experience; and (4) where relevant, apply their learning directly in their practice and research settings.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research essay and (2) case study. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Susan Young
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) or Master of Social Work (qualifying with dissertation) or Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work (distinction level); and the equivalent of two years of full-time qualified practice
Co-requisites:
SWSP9908 Advanced Studies in Social Work Part 2
Contact hours
30 hours
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