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SCWK5007: Social Perspectives on Ageing

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.

Code SCWK5007
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. analyse and reflect critically on age, ageing and old age and their expression in social theories, social policies and social work
  • LO2. form and defend views about desirable directions for social policy and social work with respect to ageing and old age
  • LO3. produce and present orally and in writing the results of collaborative research within a short timeframe
  • LO4. identify and review learning achieved throughout the unit of study.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.