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SCWK5007 - Social Perspectives on Ageing
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Social Work and Policy Studies
Offered session(s): 9
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ruth Phillips

Classes: 2x2-hr lectures/wk for 5 wks, 2x2-hr seminars/wk for 5 wks

Assessment: group presentation (40%) and 3500wd essay (60%)

This unit of study aims to collapse the boundaries between 'them' (old people) and 'us' (everyone else) by examining how age is historically and socially constructed and experienced. The unit will examine social policies and social work practices and skills in relation to old people, their families and communities, with particular emphasis on diversity and inequality.
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