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WS5514 - Theories for Social Work Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject further explores and critically analyses the major groupings of theories within social work practice and the historical and ideological foundations of such theories are studied and compared. Students will further extend their practice philosophy and skills within these theoretical frameworks, on a foundation of social justice principles.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically examine a wide range of social work theories;
  • critically examine differing implications of social work theories for practice;
  • extend practice skills and decisions based on this critique;
  • implement/develop practice, based on social justice principles.
Prerequisites: WS5516 and WS5503
WS3511 WS4514


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Ann Carrington.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours - 10 hours of study required per week.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: (50%); assignments (50%).

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