FIELD OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE B

SWP5FPB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to a particular field of social work practice, which is defined in terms of population subgroups (eg. people with a disability), life course tasks (eg. parenting), social problems (eg. child abuse), policy work, (eg. income security) or types of intervention (eg. mediation). Students will be introduced to the psychosocial and research knowledge base of the social problem area, key debates, policies, program, service delivery and skills required to undertake beginning level practice. This subject builds on and integrates the core social work knowledge, skills and values that students have studied in earlier parts of the course.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP (BHS&MSW). All others require coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAlternative Dispute Resolution,(3rd ed.)RecommendedSourdin, T. (2008)LAWBOOK COMPANY
ReadingsWorking with vulnerable families [electronic source]: a partnership approach.RecommendedArney,F. & Scott, D. (2010)CAMBRIDGE: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the varying ways in which a given social problem has been conceptualised over time and the values that underpinned these conceptualizations

Activities:
Block mode, using an enquiry-based learning approach and involving a mix of lectures, workshops, guest speakers and team-based activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Synthesise research and relevant psycho-social knowledge to discuss the lived experience for individuals, families and groups experiencing this social problem.

Activities:
Block mode, using an enquiry-based learning approach and involving a mix of lectures, workshops, guest speakers and team-based activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critique the success of policy developments in this field and the drivers that have led policy shifts

Activities:
Block mode, using an enquiry-based learning approach and involving a mix of lectures, workshops, guest speakers and team-based activities..
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Research the specific practice skills applicable to this field of practice and the issues that arise in working with individuals, families, groups and communities in this field

Activities:
Block mode, using an enquiry-based learning approach and involving a mix of lectures, workshops, guest speakers and team-based activities..
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarran Stonehouse

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 33
Two 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On-line quizzes X 2 and contributions to on-line forum (equivalent to 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
one group presentation equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
One individual 2500 word case study60 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Week 30-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqui Theobald

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 30 - 34
One 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via blended.
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Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On-line quizzes X 2 and contributions to on-line forum (equivalent to 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
one group presentation equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
One individual 2500 word case study60 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 33
Two 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On-line quizzes X 2 and contributions to on-line forum (equivalent to 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
one group presentation equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
One individual 2500 word case study60 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Week 23-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 23 - 26
Five 6.0 hours block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 26 and delivered via blended.
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Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On-line quizzes X 2 and contributions to on-line forum (equivalent to 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
one group presentation equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
One individual 2500 word case study60 02, 03, 04