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HSW118 - Social Work Methods in Context: Social Work Theory and Practice C

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Judith Moyle



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week. Campus students are expected to attend 9 out of the 11 seminars

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin, including access to course materials and interactions with the teaching staff and other students.


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This unit examines the role of social work across a number of contexts or fields of practice in which mental health issues are encountered. It explores the construction of complex personal and social problems; the lived experience of people experiencing mental health issues and that of their carers; social work values and attitudes; methods of social work engagement and the contexts of service delivery. The unit builds on and extends students' understanding of critical social work theory and practice.


Assessment task 1: Assignment 1 (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 (2000 words) 50%

Prescribed texts

Bland, R, Renouf, N & Tullgren, A 2015, 2nd Ed, Social work practice in mental health: an introduction, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW.

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