Undergraduate Course: Social Work: Policy and Legal Frameworks (SCWR08004)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course develops an understanding of the influences of law and policy on social work today in Scotland and elsewhere.
The course will introduce students to notions, definitions and insights about social work practice from within the profession, discussing how they compare with public understanding (and prejudices) of the social workers' role and task. A theme will be to explore how social workers can and do make a difference. Outside contributors will discuss what they do and how they interface with other professions, providing students with an awareness of the distinct place of social work in the range of welfare services.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment 2000 word essay (50%), 1500 words Open book exercise (50%), overall mark will be an average of the weighted results of the essay and exercise
||General feedback will be provided and uploaded to the course Learn page within 24 hours of the overall marks for the course being returned to Students. Students will also receive individual feedback on their essay.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- The legislation and policy frameworks that affect contemporary social work practice in the UK and had an opportunity to compare this with other countries
- How social work practice has both shaped and is shaped by legislation and policy
- The place of law and policy as part of the effective social workers tool kit.
- The place of social work values in policy and legal frameworks.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2 lectures per week for 11 week(s).
Weekly tutorials begin in week 2 - to sign up for a tutorial please go to LEARN week 1 of the semester.
|Course organiser||Dr Gary Clapton
Tel: (0131 6)50 3903
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Ayre
Tel: (0131 6)50 4001