Advocating for Individuals, Families, Groups and Communities (MSWPG7214)

This course aims to develop students' understanding of, and commitment to, working with individuals, families, groups and communities to further social justice. It explores theoretical and conceptual approaches to social transformation, political engagement, and personal and public advocacy from an historical and current viewpoint. There is a strong emphasis on developing students¿ practical skills and confidence in advocacy and social action. The changing political landscape and its impact on traditional notions of social work in social action and community work will also be considered. Current practice and contemporary models for practice will be introduced, taking into consideration key aspects such as globalisation, neo-liberalism and post-colonialism.

Credit points 15
EFTSL 0.125
Contribution band 1
For students entolled in Commonwealth Supported Place CSP), each course falls into one of three bands. The band determines the student contributuon amount (SCA) which is charged for each course. The maximum student contribution amounts are based on a standard, full-time enrolment (120 credit points per year) with courses in the same band.