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WS4514 - Theories for Social Work Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.
Prerequisites: (WS3515 OR WS3516) and WS3503
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS3511 WS5514

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Jo Mensinga
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Mackay, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Jo Mensinga.
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Jo Mensinga
Lecturers: Dr Amanda Nickson, Dr Jo Mensinga.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Jo Mensinga
Lecturers: Dr Jo Mensinga, Assoc. Professor Abraham Francis.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours - 10 hours of study required per week.
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: (50%); assignments (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.