Special Areas of Social Work Practice

This module provides for the advanced study of the conceptual bases for social work contribution and the application of skills in special areas of social work practice. In any given semester, a selected area of emphasis will be studied such as public education, domestic violence, rehabilitation of offenders, occupational social work, working with AIDS patients, human sexuality, social aspects of public housing, special education, pastoral care, social gerontology, community participation and organisation. Where appropriate, emphasis is given to policy factors influencing the provision of services and the implications of these for individuals, families and the community.

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