Social Work Preliminary Honours (SCWK3009)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit assists students undertaking the Honours program in Social Work to further develop understanding of the role that research plays in social work practice and to develop knowledge, understanding and skills to both use and undertake research. The aim of the unit is to prepare students to undertake supervised research on an existing research project. The unit is offered during the 3rd year of the BSW degree program, concurrently with the first field education placement. Entry into the program is competitive, and the Honours stream is demanding. In effect, students are reading and learning in two, interwoven streams, as they participate in classes where a range of issues in research method are discussed, while also reading and discussing materials related to their supervised research project. A significant commitment of time to reading and writing is expected.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x3-hr seminar/wk

Assessment

literature review (60%) and writing qualitative questions (10%) and secondary data exercise (10%) and research review (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

SCWK3006, SCWK3007 and SCWK3008

Prohibitions

SCWK3005

Corequisites

SCWK3010

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