INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

SWP2IPP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The development of generic social work as a profession is addressed; where social workers are located and how they practice. It examines what social workers need to know by introducing students to the theoretical and value base of social work and how social workers intervene in different practice situations. There is emphasis on the systems approach as a useful theoretical foundation for defining approach to practice that addresses the individual's environment and the complex nature of social problems confronted. Students are encouraged to explore the contested nature of social work as part of their ongoing professional development.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen Cleak

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in EBPHEB, EBTP (BTeachPrimary), EBTS (BTeachSecondary)no rule applies. Students enrolled in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW), EBTOCE, EBOCE (BOutRchCommEd) must pass SWP1SWB. 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 theories in context: creating frameworks for practiceRecommendedHealy, K. 2005PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ReadingsThe road to social workRecommendedChenoweth, L and McAuliffe, D 20082ND EDN, CENGAGE, SOUTHBANK

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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVirginia Mansel Lees

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students do ten 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 21
Twelve 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour examination40
one 2,500-word essay50
one in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team member10

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 21
Twelve 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students do ten 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour examination40
one 2,500-word essay50
one in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team member10

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Cleak

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 21
Twelve 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students do ten 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour examination40
one 2,500-word essay50
one in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team member10

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Cleak

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 21
Twelve 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 11 - 21
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students do ten 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour examination40
one 2,500-word essay50
one in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team member10