SOCWORK 713 - The Social Work Discourse

Course code
The Social Work Discourse
Counselling, Human Services, and Social Work
Delivery modes
Weekly lecture
Course director

Liz Beddoe

Course description

A critical analysis of contemporary social work practice, utilising sociological perspectives and contemporary social theory. An in-depth exploration of how the professional discourse of social work is framed and how major social trends impact on that discourse in practice and the public domain.

Learning outcomes

At completion of this course, students will be able to: Critically examine the development and practice of social work within settings, roles and relationships that it occurs. Assess the construction and impact of discourses that occur within and surrounding social work. Utilise sociological analysis, evaluation and reflection to influence renewal and innovation of social work as a profession.

    Currently scheduled classes

    2020 Epsom (Semester 1): Weekly sessions on Fridays 2hr Lec 9 am-11 am followed by a 2 hrs Tutorial from 11 am -1 pm
    2020 Epsom (Semester 1): Weekly 2 hrs Tutorial on Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm

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