FIELDS OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE A

SWP4FPA

2021

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. You 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 you have studied in earlier parts of the course. Mental Health and Child Protection are the two fields of practice considered.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will undertake a range of learning activities including online activities, workshops, quizzes, and apply your knowledge and skills to case examples provided. These activities align with the subject’s intended learning outcomes.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP, HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM, HMSKP, EBOCE, EBTOCE, EBTP, EBTS, HBCS, HBCSB, HBCSD, HBCSS, HBCSM, HBCSW, HBCSVB, HBCSVD, HBCSVS, HBCSVM, HBCSVW, or HBCSV All others require coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Learning resources

Social work practice in mental health: an introduction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBland, R, Renouf, N and Tullgren, A

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherALLEN & UNWIN, NSW

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Practical guide to child protection

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorNicolas, J.

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherJessica Kingsley Pub

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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. Recognise 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.
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:
03. Apply a critical lens to the understanding of child protection practice
04. Apply knowledge and skills learnt to case examples in order to make an assessment and frame a response

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-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two individual on-line quizzes (500 word equiv)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual analysis (Child Protection) (1500 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual assessment (Mental Health) (1500 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerryn Bagley

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two individual on-line quizzes (500 word equiv)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual analysis (Child Protection) (1500 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual assessment (Mental Health) (1500 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two individual on-line quizzes (500 word equiv)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual analysis (Child Protection) (1500 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual assessment (Mental Health) (1500 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

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

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two individual on-line quizzes (500 word equiv)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual analysis (Child Protection) (1500 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual assessment (Mental Health) (1500 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Horsell

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two individual on-line quizzes (500 word equiv)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual analysis (Child Protection) (1500 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual assessment (Mental Health) (1500 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two individual on-line quizzes (500 word equiv)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual analysis (Child Protection) (1500 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual assessment (Mental Health) (1500 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4