FIELDS OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE A

SWP4FPA

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject the objective is to demonstrate how the aspects of social work combine in specific fields of practice, how fields of practice interrelate and the application of generic skills and the significance of all aspects of context when planning and implementing intervention. Students will be introduced to the psycho-social and research knowledge base of a social problem area, key debates, policies, program and service delivery and skills required to undertake beginning level practice in a particular field. This subjects builds on and integrates the core social work knowledge, skills and values that students have studied in earlier parts of the course. Mental Health and Child Protection are the two fields of practice considered.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW), HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM (MSW) or EBOCE (Outreach & Community Education), EBTP (BTeachPrimary), EBTS (BTeachSecondary), EBTOCE (BTeaching Community & Outreach). All others require coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGood practice in child protectionRecommendedTilbury, C, Osmond, J, Wilson, S and Clark, J 2007PEARSONS EDUCATION AUSTRALIA, NSW
ReadingsSocial work practice in mental health: an introductionRecommendedBland, R, Renouf, N and Tullgren, A 2009ALLEN & UNWIN, NSW

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. 1. Recognize and respond appropriately to the different mental health problems that people experience, demonstrating an awareness of the influence that practice contexts have on the social work response, assessment and intervention with this group of individuals and their families.

Activities:
12 X 2-hour weekly workshops 12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."12 X 2 hour
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Explain how child protection and mental health have been constructed as social problems and apply practice frameworks and interventions to child protection and mental health practice examples:

Activities:
12 X 2-hour weekly workshops 12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply a critical lens to the understanding of child protection practice

Activities:
12 X 2-hour weekly workshops 12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Apply knowledge and skills learnt to case examples in order to make an assessment and frame a response

Activities:
12 X 2-hour weekly workshops 12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops commence in week 1 of semester."

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*
Two individual on-linesEquivalent to 500 words10 02, 03, 04
One individual analysis (Child Protection)Individual 2000 word case study45 02, 03, 04
One individual assessment (Mental Health)Individual 2000 word assessment45 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

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: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two individual on-linesEquivalent to 500 words10 02, 03, 04
One individual analysis (Child Protection)Individual 2000 word case study45 02, 03, 04
One individual assessment (Mental Health)Individual 2000 word assessment45 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

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: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two individual on-linesEquivalent to 500 words10 02, 03, 04
One individual analysis (Child Protection)Individual 2000 word case study45 02, 03, 04
One individual assessment (Mental Health)Individual 2000 word assessment45 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

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: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two individual on-linesEquivalent to 500 words10 02, 03, 04
One individual analysis (Child Protection)Individual 2000 word case study45 02, 03, 04
One individual assessment (Mental Health)Individual 2000 word assessment45 01, 02, 03, 04