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SWK401 Critical Social Policy Analysis

Social work 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 professional practice.

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(SCS235 and (SWK300 or SWK301)) OR (SWK300 or SWK301 and enrolled in AR363)
Semester of offer Subject to change
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Fraser Coast: Semester 1, Semester 2
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1.4A:Social Work, Counselling, Welfare Std, Human Welf nec 0905XX
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