SOCIAL POLICY ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACY

SWP5SPA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students build further on their understanding of the nature of social policy and the impact of the policy context on social work practice. The subject aims to develop students' knowledge of the key concepts used to understand the nature of social policies and theoretical frameworks for policy analysis. It also aims to develop skills in the application of policy analysis frameworks so that underpinning values and principles can be identified and policy evaluated against core social work values. It will explore the institutional and other diverse factors that shape social policies and the processes by which policy is developed and implemented. Students will develop the skills necessary to become beginning policy practitioners who can interpret policy, use research, practice knowledge and experience to identify issues and contribute to processes of policy development and change.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in course HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW) HZHSK, HZHSKB, HZHSKW, HZHSKM (BHS&MSW Hons) must have passed all subjects from (SWP5PPA, SWP5RIA). Students enrolled in course HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM (MSW), HMHSK, HMHSKB, HMSHSKW, HMHSKM (MSW Hons) must have passed all subjects from (SWP5PPB).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSocial policy in Australia,RecommendedMcClelland, A and Smyth, P (eds) 20102ND EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and analyse how social policy shapes social work practice in diverse practice contexts.

Activities:
A policy analysis exercise.

02. Apply a social policy analysis framework to the analysis of a particular policy.

Activities:
A policy analysis exercise.

03. Outline the alternative ways in which contemporary social policy deals with similar problems under different welfare state regimes.

Activities:
A policy analysis exercise.

04. Describe the institutions and precoesses of policy-making drawing on the rational policy cycle model.

Activities:
Preparation of Cabinet briefing paper.

05. Identify and develop strategies that contribut to the processes of policy development and change.

Activities:
Preparation of Cabinet briefing paper.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGuinever Threlkeld

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word essay.Hurdle requirement: must be completed to pass subject.45 02, 03, 05
One 30-min online test (equiv. to 500 words) and one 45-min online test (equiv. to 750 words).Both online tests must be completed. The 45-min online test is a hurdle requirement and must be passed to achieve a pass grade in this subject.35 01, 03, 04, 05
One group presentation (equiv. to 750 words per group member).20 01, 02, 03, 05

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word essay.Hurdle requirement: must be completed to pass subject.45 02, 03, 05
One 30-min online test (equiv. to 500 words) and one 45-min online test (equiv. to 750 words).Both online tests must be completed. The 45-min online test is a hurdle requirement and must be passed to achieve a pass grade in this subject.35 01, 03, 04, 05
One group presentation (equiv. to 750 words per group member).20 01, 02, 03, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word essay.Hurdle requirement: must be completed to pass subject.45 02, 03, 05
One 30-min online test (equiv. to 500 words) and one 45-min online test (equiv. to 750 words).Both online tests must be completed. The 45-min online test is a hurdle requirement and must be passed to achieve a pass grade in this subject.35 01, 03, 04, 05
One group presentation (equiv. to 750 words per group member).20 01, 02, 03, 05

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word essay.Hurdle requirement: must be completed to pass subject.45 02, 03, 05
One 30-min online test (equiv. to 500 words) and one 45-min online test (equiv. to 750 words).Both online tests must be completed. The 45-min online test is a hurdle requirement and must be passed to achieve a pass grade in this subject.35 01, 03, 04, 05
One group presentation (equiv. to 750 words per group member).20 01, 02, 03, 05