International Social Work

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Social Work

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    International Studies, Social Work

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit illustrates the scope of social work practice by applying social work knowledge, skills and values to a range of international and regional issues. You will explore the relationship between core social work principles and values and global international issues including social justice, human rights, development assistance, aid and key concerns identified in the Millennium Development Goals. The Unit considers opportunities for engagement with international social work organisation and related agencies.
    Learning Outcomes
    To successfully complete this unit, you will:
    1. Examine the theory, practice, principles and values underpinning international social work
    2. Contextualise international social work practice within broader social, political, economic and cultural perspectives
    3. Apply high level research and collaborative skills to account for the relevance of international social work practice to international and regional development, aid and assistance programs
    4. Identify and critically reflect on the professional and personal attributes needed to work within an international social work context.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.