Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Equal Opportunities in Social Work and Social Policy

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


DEPARTMENT Social Policy and Social Work

DESCRIPTION Objectives of study unit: to increase students awareness of the inequalities existent in our society, and the discrimination faced by many groups and individuals. This awareness should lead to better social work practice.

Content of study unit: We will look at the concepts inherent in Equal Opportunities, as well as the terminology used. We will then look at equal opportunities in relation to specific groups in our society. The above will be applied to social work both generally and specifically within the Maltese context, considering the implications for practice.

We will also look at examples of good practice in social work.

Assessment will be based on coursework: class presentations and assignment.

Suggested Textbook/s

- Thompson, Neil Anti-Discriminatory Practice Macmillan 1993
- Dalrymple & Burke Anti-Oppressive Practice Open University Press 1995
- Dominelli & McLeod Feminist Social Work Macmillan 1989


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM1 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Andreana Dibben

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