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SCWK3009 - Social Work Preliminary Honours
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $3,690
International Fee: $4,200
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Social Work and Policy Studies
Offered session(s): 2
Department permission required for enrolment in the following session(s): 2
Corequisites: SCWK3010
Prerequisites: SCWK3006, SCWK3007 and SCWK3008
Prohibitions: SCWK3005
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Gabrielle Meagher

Classes: 1x 3-hr seminar/wk

Assessment: 1x literature review (40%) and 1x writing qualitative questions (20%) and 1x using secondary data exercise (10%) and 1x focus group exercise (10%) and 1x Ellis Application essay (20%)

Ths unit assists students undertaking the Honours program in Social Work to further develop understanding of the role that research plays in social work practice and to develop knowledge, understanding and skills to both use and undertake research. As it is taken concurrently with the first field education placement, students apply their learning to the context of their social work field placement. They identify a research topic relevant to their placement context, conduct a literature review, explore ethical issues and develop a research proposal. Policies, ethical issues and critical debates in social work research will also be examined.
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