MLS231 - Legal and Ethical Contexts of Social Work
|Year||2014 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Cohort rule:||(For Bachelor of Social Work students only)|
|Prerequisite:||ASK101, ASK111, HSW101 or HSW111|
|Contact hours:||3 x 1 hour classes per week|
Note:You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
This unit introduces students to a basic understanding of the political and legal institutions in Australia, including the structure of legislation, the legal system, and the manner in which the community is regulated by legal and ethical obligations. In particular this unit introduces social work students to some of the legal and ethical issues which are likely to be encountered in social work practice. We will study such diverse areas of law as child abuse, family violence, juvenile justice, negligence, confidentiality, record keeping and the professional responsibility so important in professional life.
Assignment (PowerPoint Presentation of a Research Project) 40%, Written Assignment (Research Essay) 3000-4000 words 60%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.