SOCIAL WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES & GROUPS: APPLICATIONS A

SWP4APA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop appropriate levels of skill development to apply theoretical frameworks that inform practice with individuals, families and groups. Students will be engaged with enquiries to clarify: (i) the nature of direct social work practice, (ii) how social workers go about their practice in different fields, (iii) how to reflect on the experience of practice, (iv) the importance of building relationships with individuals and families, (v) how to identify and organise case data, and (vi) the use of formal casework theory to prepare an assessment and, in conjunction with SWP4APB, how to prepare a basic intervention plan.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP and have passed (SWP2REF or SWP1REF) and SWP3UIO. OR Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HMSK OR HMSKB OR HMSKW OR HMSKM OR HBCSVB OR HBCSVD OR HBCSVS OR HBCSVM OR HBCSVW OR HBCSV OR HBCSW OR HBCSS OR HBCSM OR HBCSD OR HBCSB OR HBCS AND no other prerequisite rule applies.

Co-requisitesSWP4APB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Social work:from theory to practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorConnolly, M., and Harms, L.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAMBRIDGE

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Source locationN/A

Critical social work: an introduction to theories and practices

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAllan, J, Pease, B & Briskman, L

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPEARSON EDUCATION

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Social work theories in context

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHealy, K

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPALGRAVE

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and compare the basic theoretical concepts underpinning direct social work practice including explanatory theories such as critical theory and postmodernism, psychodynamic or ecosystems and practice theories such using a strengths focus or task focus.
02. Communicate complexity of knowledge re how organisational, legal, protective, and ethical considerations influence direct social work practice, including how social work practice may be named differently in different contexts.
03. Synthesise knowledge of the essential elements of a given presenting situation and comprehensively connect to current practice knowledge and theory.
04. Identify, plan and suggest implementation of case data for a given social work case;
05. Consolidate and synthesise knowledge in preparing a plan for a specific social work service occasion

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Sellar

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay Essay will require summarising and critiquing two practice theories and applying these to a case studyN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3
One 20 minute quiz (350 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One 800 word group report (200 words equivalent per student) Students will work in groups of 4N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One 2,500-word case formulation essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay Essay will require summarising and critiquing two practice theories and applying these to a case studyN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3
One 20 minute quiz (350 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One 800 word group report (200 words equivalent per student) Students will work in groups of 4N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One 2,500-word case formulation essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay Essay will require summarising and critiquing two practice theories and applying these to a case studyN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3
One 20 minute quiz (350 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One 800 word group report (200 words equivalent per student) Students will work in groups of 4N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One 2,500-word case formulation essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay Essay will require summarising and critiquing two practice theories and applying these to a case studyN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3
One 20 minute quiz (350 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One 800 word group report (200 words equivalent per student) Students will work in groups of 4N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One 2,500-word case formulation essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay Essay will require summarising and critiquing two practice theories and applying these to a case studyN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3
One 20 minute quiz (350 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One 800 word group report (200 words equivalent per student) Students will work in groups of 4N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One 2,500-word case formulation essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay Essay will require summarising and critiquing two practice theories and applying these to a case studyN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3
One 20 minute quiz (350 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One 800 word group report (200 words equivalent per student) Students will work in groups of 4N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One 2,500-word case formulation essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5