Courses & Units

Advanced Critical Practice HGW616


Restricted to MSW


This unit enables final year social work students to articulate and integrate their personal theoretical and philosophical approach to the realities of social work as political practice. Utilising explanations based in critical theory to inform and build reflexive practice aimed at change, students identify social issues from their placements to consolidate their approach and build their social work identity.


Unit name Advanced Critical Practice
Unit code HGW616
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work
Coordinator Doctor Jenny Hay
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the qualities of a beginning reflective practitioner by critically reflecting on the assumptions that underpin your social work practice
  • develop your skills in critical reflection by engaging in critically reflective processes in individual and group settings
  • extend your practice knowledge, skills, ethics and values using the insights gained from critical reflection
  • appraise your use of power in your practice in a process of critical reflection
  • integrate the qualities of a critically reflective social worker through advanced written and verbal communication of ideas, consistent with masters level, in the context of professional and academic standards.
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HGW512 - Practice Frameworks for Change AND HGW615 - Specialist Fields of Practice AND HGW513 - Social Work Practicum I AND HGW514 - Social Work in Context AND HGW515 - Research & Policy for Change AND HGW516 - Ethical, Legal & Organisational Contexts of Practice AND HGW517 - Direct Practice 1 & Professional Communication AND HGW611 - Direct Practice 2 AND HGW612 - Community Work Practice AND HGW614 - Intercultural Social Work Practice


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