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SCWK2007: Life-course Perspectives on Development

This unit of study focuses on human development, communication and understanding diversity. Students are invited to engage critically with influential 20th and 21st century paradigms which have informed understandings of human development and wellbeing. Students are introduced to the scope of social work practice, including thinking about the importance of community and social connectedness.

Code SCWK2007
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6
48 credit points including (SCLG1001 and SCLG1002) or (12cp of SCLG1U01) or (12cp of 1000 level units in Diversity Studies)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Articulate a working knowledge of major theories of human development, including their strengths and limitations
  • LO2. Discuss social work concepts relevant to working with difference and diversity
  • LO3. Understand key concepts relating to effective communication
  • LO4. Describe a range of different approaches to communicating with clients, including the strengths and limitations of each approach
  • LO5. Appreciate the scope of social work practice.