Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE SWP4021

 
TITLE Advanced Methods in Social Work

 
LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 6

 
DEPARTMENT Social Policy and Social Work

 
DESCRIPTION The first part of this study-unit is dedicated to studying the construction of social work theory, the application of theory to practice and issues related to social work practice theory. During the second part of the study-unit students are introduced to an overview of various models of social work practice which can be used in intervention with individuals, families, groups or communities. Students have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the basic concepts which underlie these models and to critically assess the appropriateness of the models for different practice settings and with different client groups.

Suggested Textbook/s:

- Howe, D. (2009). A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan..
- Payne, M. (2014.). Modern Social Work Theory. (4th ed.). Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS Before TAKING THIS UNIT YOU MUST TAKE SWP2621 AND TAKE SWP2641 AND TAKE SWP3311

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM1 Yes 50%
Examination (1 Hour) SEM1 Yes 50%

 
LECTURER/S Maureen Cole

 
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