UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT

SWP3UIO

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore the impact of organisational contexts on social work practice. Students analyse the structure, purpose and dynamics of 21st century human service organisations and build an understanding of the role organisations play in implementing social policies and delivering services.  Students examine governance and decision making and the role of organisational culture in shaping the experience of service users. Students are introduced to the changing organisational context in which social workers are employed, how they operate effectively in teams and alongside other professionals.  Strategies such as the use of professional supervision and critical reflection are considered in light of  the common challenges and tensions that occur between professional expectations, social policy imperatives and organisational pragmatics.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM and must have passed SWP2IPP. All others require coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOrganizations and management in social work,PrescribedHughes, M. & Wearing, M. 2013LONDON:SAGE
ReadingsProfessional practice in human service organizations,RecommendedMcDonald, C., Craig, C., Hawkins, L. & Williams, J. 2011ALLEN & UNWIN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Synthesize knowledge of organisational theories and key features of organisations to analyse specific human service organisations.

Activities:
On line activities and workshop participation

02. Analyse and reflect on the impact of different organisational contexts (e.g. statutory, advocacy, community, clinical) on social work practice.

Activities:
On line activities and workshop participation

03. Reflect on how organisational policies, ideologies, structure and culture impact upon service access and the service user#s experience of service delivery.

Activities:
On line activities and workshop participation

04. Develop strategies to address the challenges and tensions between social policy, organisational imperatives and professional identity.

Activities:
On line activities and workshop participation

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGuinever Threlkeld

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"10 one-hour teacher guided learning packages."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops run for 10-weeks over the semester."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"week 31;36;40"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual reflective journal (1500 word equiv)35 01, 02, 03
One 25 min group oral presentation & reflection (500 word equiv per student )oral presentation and reflection of an organisational analysis. 5 students per group = 5 minutes presentation per student20 01, 02, 03
One 30 minute on-line quiz (500 word equiv) Students will be able to see which questions they answered correctly/ incorrectly.10 01, 03, 04
One 90 minute case study test (1500 word equiv)35 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"10 one-hour teacher guided learning packages."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops run for 10-weeks over the semester."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"week 31;36;40"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual reflective journal (1500 word equiv)35 01, 02, 03
One 25 min group oral presentation & reflection (500 word equiv per student )oral presentation and reflection of an organisational analysis. 5 students per group = 5 minutes presentation per student20 01, 02, 03
One 30 minute on-line quiz (500 word equiv) Students will be able to see which questions they answered correctly/ incorrectly.10 01, 03, 04
One 90 minute case study test (1500 word equiv)35 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"10 one-hour teacher guided learning packages."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops run for 10-weeks over the semester."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"week 31;36;40"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual reflective journal (1500 word equiv)35 01, 02, 03
One 25 min group oral presentation & reflection (500 word equiv per student )oral presentation and reflection of an organisational analysis. 5 students per group = 5 minutes presentation per student20 01, 02, 03
One 30 minute on-line quiz (500 word equiv) Students will be able to see which questions they answered correctly/ incorrectly.10 01, 03, 04
One 90 minute case study test (1500 word equiv)35 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"10 one-hour teacher guided learning packages."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops run for 10-weeks over the semester."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"week 31;36;40"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual reflective journal (1500 word equiv)35 01, 02, 03
One 25 min group oral presentation & reflection (500 word equiv per student )oral presentation and reflection of an organisational analysis. 5 students per group = 5 minutes presentation per student20 01, 02, 03
One 30 minute on-line quiz (500 word equiv) Students will be able to see which questions they answered correctly/ incorrectly.10 01, 03, 04
One 90 minute case study test (1500 word equiv)35 01, 02, 03, 04