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SCWK5009 - Poverty and Social Exclusion
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): 1
Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Susan Goodwin

Classes: 1x3hr seminar/wk

Assessment: in class exam (20%) and group presentation (20%) and 750wd briefing note (15%) and 3000wd policy essay (45%)

Social workers work with individuals, families and communities experiencing poverty and other forms of social exclusion. This unit introduces the historical and contemporary role of social work in assessing and addressing poverty, inequality and social disadvantage. The significance of theories of social justice, social welfare and social change is explored. Students will develop policy analysis and policy development skills, and engage critically with policy and practice responses to poverty and social exclusion at local, national and global levels. Particular attention is paid to those groups in Australian society most affected by poverty and social exclusion.
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