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WS4514 - Theories for Social Work Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
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;
  • Masters students will be expected to achieve these outcomes at advanced levels.
Prerequisites: WS3503 (BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK) OR WS5516 - ALLOW CONCURRENT FOR WS5516 (MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS3511 WS5514

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Amanda Nickson
Lecturers: Dr Amanda Nickson, Dr Ines Zuchowski, Assoc. Professor Abraham Francis, Dr Peter Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Amanda Nickson
Lecturers: Dr Amanda Nickson, Dr Ines Zuchowski, Assoc. Professor Abraham Francis, Dr Peter Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours - 10 hours of study required per week.
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: (50%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Amanda Nickson
Lecturers: Dr Amanda Nickson, Dr Ines Zuchowski, Assoc. Professor Abraham Francis, Dr Peter Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Amanda Nickson
Lecturers: Dr Amanda Nickson, Dr Ines Zuchowski, Assoc. Professor Abraham Francis, Dr Peter Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (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.