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SCWK3009 - Social Work Preliminary Honours
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,410
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: 1x3-hr seminar/wk

Assessment: literature review (60%) and writing qualitative questions (10%) and secondary data exercise (10%) and ethics application essay (20%)

This 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. The aim of the unit is to prepare students to undertake supervised research on an existing research project. The unit is offered during the 3rd year of the BSW degree program, concurrently with the first field education placement. Entry into the program is competitive, and the Honours stream is demanding. In effect, students are reading and learning in two, interwoven streams, as they participate in classes where a range of issues in research method are discussed, while also reading and discussing materials related to their supervised research project. A significant commitment of time to reading and writing is expected.
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