FIELDS OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE C

SWP5FPC

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 (e.g. people with disabilities), life course tasks (e.g. parenting), social problems (e.g. child abuse), policy work, (such as income security) or types of intervention (e.g. mediation). Students will be introduced to the psycho-social 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 (BHS&MSW), HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM (MSW). All others require coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSocial work practice in mental healthRecommendedBland, R, Renouf, N. & Tullgren, A.Allen & Unwin
ReadingsSocial work with people with intellectual disabilityRecommendedBigby, C & Frawley, P. (2010)PALGRAVE MCMILLAN

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 conceptulizations

Activities:
Four X 4-hours work workshops and completion of on-line learning activities

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

Activities:
Four X 4-hours work workshops and completion of on-line learning activities

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

Activities:
Four X 4-hours work workshops and completion of on-line learning activities

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:
Four X 64hours work workshops and completion of on-line learning activities

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarran Stonehouse

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x On-line quizzes (500 words equivalent each)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual reflection (1000 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
One indiviudal 2500 word case study60 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqui Theobald

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x On-line quizzes (500 words equivalent each)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual reflection (1000 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
One indiviudal 2500 word case study60 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Five 4.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Mental Health Stream"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 11 - 20
Four 4.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Intellectual Disability Stream"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x On-line quizzes (500 words equivalent each)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual reflection (1000 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
One indiviudal 2500 word case study60 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Week 23-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvelien Spelten

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 23 - 25
Five 7.0 hours lecture/workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x On-line quizzes (500 words equivalent each)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual reflection (1000 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
One indiviudal 2500 word case study60 01, 02, 03, 04