30 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: University and HCPC requirements for entry onto MA in Social Work programme

Co-requisites: SCS6058

Aims/Description: This unit forms part of Year One of the MA in Social Work. It examines key areas of the law and social policy relevant to social work. The unit introduces key concepts in the legal system and social policy. It then critically examines law and policy relating to human rights, youth justice, mental health, community care, the family and child protection. Material from public enquiries and actual cases reported in the courts and the media will be used to supplement learning and students will also consider social policy from comparative perspectives, using examples from other countries.

Staff Contact: NORMAN ALLAN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

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