MC150 - Master of Social Work

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Plan: MC150P15 - Master of Social Work
Campus: City Campus

Learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes Statement

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Apply specialist social work knowledge and skills to understanding and responding to contemporary social disadvantage, oppression and marginalisation, recognising the fundamentally political nature of social suffering
  • Use appropriate research strategies to inform ethical professional social work practice and to broaden the scope of contemporary social work theory and practice
  • Critically analyse theories informing social work practice and the contemporary policy context to develop an evidence base for ethical professional practice 
  • Apply advanced problem solving skills and techniques of intervention that bring together complex information transferable across different institutional and cultural contexts of practice, incorporating innovative interventions to effectively meet the needs of individuals, families, groups and communities
  • Theorise and develop interventions that address the social structural and political levels through which poverty and inequality are generated and critically assess policies and programs developed to address disadvantage
  • Apply research knowledge and skills to develop practice research based interventions and conduct independent research to contribute to the generation of specialist social work knowledge and skills 
  • Apply sophisticated oral and written communication skills to present complex information to individuals, organisations and professional and non-professional communities in accessible and culturally appropriate ways 
  • Apply critical analytical problem solving skills to develop innovative and creative policy and practice responses to contemporary social problems, and promote the fundamental social, economic and cultural rights of individuals, families, groups and communities 
  • Practice as an autonomous, ethical and critical social work practitioner with a commitment to lifelong learning 
  • Engage in practice which acknowledges the fundamentally multicultural nature of contemporary societies and acknowledges the unique position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, seeking to promote the rights of these groups
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