SOCW 510

Policy Context of Practice

Units: 1.5

Also: SPP 510

Reviews and analyzes a number of explanations of the policy making process. Examines who makes policy in both governmental and voluntary human service organizations and the impact of policy on consumers and practitioners. Analyzes the policy/practice interface and uses substantive policy domains to illustrate how policy both enhances and constrains practice and how practice in turn can influence policy. Students are encouraged to develop their own understandings of the contributions of practice to policy.



  • Admission to MSW Advanced program.

Graduate course in the Social Work program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Summer Fall Spring

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