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FOUNDATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN DISABILITY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Queensland - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectSociology
Number & Suffix: 124
Full UC Title: FOUNDATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN DISABILITY 
Transcript Title: SOC WORK:DISABILITY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Disability is a universal phenomenon affecting all ages and social and cultural groups across the span of human history. In contemporary Australia, there are significant conceptual debates about the nature of disability, and the remedies to the disadvantage and social exclusion experienced by many people with disability. Social workers work in the disability field in a variety of roles across a range of contexts: as policy practitioners, managers of government and community services, family workers, case managers and direct care providers. To undertake work in this field, practitioners need to have a thorough knowledge of the major policy, theoretical and practice issues and need skills in individual, family, group and community work. This elective provides students with an overview of the field, an understanding of major policy debates, theoretical perspectives and social factors, which shape the experience of disablement in diverse ways. 1 demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the impact of disability on individuals and families 2 outline the main theoretical frameworks for understanding disability 3 describe and analyse the major current issues and concerns in the disability field internationally and locally 4 demonstrate familiarity with person centred, family centred practice, the strengths perspective and positive behaviour support as they relate to working with people with disabilities and their families 5 demonstrate ability to critically analyse the choice of intervention, its implications, strengths and disadvantages in given scenarios 6 as professionals, engage in interventions and interactions with consumers that empower rather than oppress 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: FOUNDATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN DISABILITY 
Partner University Department: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work 
Partner University Course Number: SWSP3076