Social work and human services practice is shaped by social policy as it impacts the welfare of a nation’s citizens. Comprising mechanisms for distributing society’s resources, social policy is underpinned by values, driven by political objectives and maintained by discursive practices. This course will provide a critical theoretical framework for evaluating historical and recent trends in social policy and its impact on people. You will be asked to critically analyse at least one specific social policy within its historical, political and welfare context and apply it to their professional practice.
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- Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
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- Band 1
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* Semester of offer is subject to change.
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