HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW AND ETHICS IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

SWP4LHE

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students expand their knowledge base in the legal context of Australian social work practice and how human rights and ethical prinicples guide social work practice. Professional competency will be developed by applying ethical decision-making models to case studies by observing real courts or tribunals. Case studies will address issues of diversity and complexity in our society and guidance will be given on how to make decisions that conform to ethical, legal and professional requirements while respecting clients and their rights.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Polkinghorn

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in course HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW) must have passed all subjects from (SWP3UIO). Students in course HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM no prerequisite rule applies.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAASW Code of ethicsPrescribedAASW 2010AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS LTD, AUSTRALIA
ReadingsPractice standardsPrescribedAASW 2013AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS LTD, AUSTRALIA
ReadingsIn the Shadow of the Law: the Legal Context of Social Work Practice, 3rd EdRecommendedSwain, P & Rice, S 2009FEDERATION PRESS, NSW

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Hodgkin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
10 x weekly on-line learning tasks to be completed by students via LMSHurdle requirement two court or tribunal visits.35
one 2,000-word ethical delimma case study analysis50
one group presentation on court/tribunal visit equivalent to 800-words per memberHurdle requirement two court or tribunal visits.15

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
10 x weekly on-line learning tasks to be completed by students via LMSHurdle requirement two court or tribunal visits.35
one 2,000-word ethical delimma case study analysis50
one group presentation on court/tribunal visit equivalent to 800-words per memberHurdle requirement two court or tribunal visits.15

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Polkinghorn

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
10 x weekly on-line learning tasks to be completed by students via LMSHurdle requirement two court or tribunal visits.35
one 2,000-word ethical delimma case study analysis50
one group presentation on court/tribunal visit equivalent to 800-words per memberHurdle requirement two court or tribunal visits.15

Mildura, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Polkinghorn

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
10 x weekly on-line learning tasks to be completed by students via LMSHurdle requirement two court or tribunal visits.35
one 2,000-word ethical delimma case study analysis50
one group presentation on court/tribunal visit equivalent to 800-words per memberHurdle requirement two court or tribunal visits.15