INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT OF COMPLEX NEEDS

SWP1ANV

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will acquire the beginning skills and knowledge to assess the multi-faceted needs of people from across the lifespan. Students will determine both internal and external services required to meet those diverse needs. Students will develop and practice a wide range of beginning level assessment skills required across community and social services and detail aspects and variations of human development and functioning. Students are to demonstrate knowledge of organizational requirements including standards, policies and procedures (including mandatory reporting), and appropriate service response/s to multiple and/or complex needs. Students will identify potential biopsychosocial factors as they undertake assessments and identify appropriate referral and the level and provision of care by the placement agency. Evidence will also include student application of strengths-based approach across the client assessment process and the ability to analysis critical information regarding the influence/ impact of co-existing issues.


SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the Bachelor of Community Services

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readings'Human Development: People within their environments' in Connolly & Harms (eds.) Social work - contexts and practiceRecommendedLouise Harms (2013)Oxford University Press, South Melbourne
ReadingsUnderstanding Human Development - a multidimensional ApproachRecommendedLouise Harms (2010)Oxford University Press, South Melbourne
ReadingsAssessment and Report Writing in the Human ServicesRecommendedHelen Cleak (2009)Cengage Learning, South Melbourne
ReadingsLooking forward through the life span - developmental Psychology (6th ed.)RecommendedPeterson, Candice (2014)Sydney: Pearson Australia.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify issues of case urgency, risk and eligibility for service

Activities:
Practical placement, Short answer test, individual case study analysis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Identify appropriate services available for client care

Activities:
Practical placement assessment, individual case study analysis, short answer test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Define service-reporting processes in alignment legislative requirements

Activities:
Practical placement assessment, individual case study analysis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Identify issues that limit the provision of client services

Activities:
Short presentations, practical placement assessment, case study analysis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Identify potential risk factors associated with developmental issues.

Activities:
Practical placement assessment, knowledge based short answer test, case study report and case study analysis, group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Eight 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class15 02, 03, 04
Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop # knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)25 01, 05
Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment -multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological - short answers # assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Eight 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class15 02, 03, 04
Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop # knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)25 01, 05
Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment -multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological - short answers # assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Eight 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class15 02, 03, 04
Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop # knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)25 01, 05
Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment -multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological - short answers # assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Eight 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class15 02, 03, 04
Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop # knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)25 01, 05
Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment -multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological - short answers # assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Dandenong, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Eight 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class15 02, 03, 04
Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop # knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)25 01, 05
Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment -multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological - short answers # assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Dandenong, 2018, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Eight 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class15 02, 03, 04
Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop # knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)25 01, 05
Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment -multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological - short answers # assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Eight 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class15 02, 03, 04
Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop # knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)25 01, 05
Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment -multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological - short answers # assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Eight 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class15 02, 03, 04
Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop # knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)25 01, 05
Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment -multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological - short answers # assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Eight 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class15 02, 03, 04
Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop # knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)25 01, 05
Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment -multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological - short answers # assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05