Social Policy Analysis

Subject SCWK90022 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week (may be in intensive mode)
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s courses. Students who think their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Social Work
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9400
F: +61 3 9347 4375
Subject Overview: This course explores the nature, analysis, formulation, financing and implementation of social welfare policy (both 'grand' and 'ordinary') with particular attention to the roles of advanced practitioners in policy analysis and development, and challenges to the profession in maintaining a voice in the policy domain. Consideration is given to the alliances and channels advanced practitioners need to develop in order to link practice experience with policy initiative.
Objectives: To be advised
Assessment: A written assignment totalling 5000 words 100% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • demonstrate critical thinking;
  • be able to communicate their thinking written and oral form.
Related Course(s): Master of Social Policy
Master of Social Work (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)

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