FIELDS OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE C

SWP5FPC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you are introduced to a particular field of social work practice, which is defined in terms of population subgroups (e.g. people with disabilities; older persons), life course tasks (e.g. parenting), social problems (e.g. child abuse), policy work, (such as income security) or types of intervention (e.g. mediation). You will be introduced to the psycho-social and research knowledge base of the social problem area, key debates, policies, program, service delivery and skills required to undertake beginning level practice. This subject builds on and integrates the core social work knowledge, skills and values that you have studied in earlier parts of the course.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will engage in a range of activities including lectures workshops, online learning modules, case studies, reflective pieces and quizzes designed to achieve and assess your performance in alignment with the subject’s intended learning outcomes. You will receive timely feedback (formal and informal) about your performance on these activities to support your learning.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP (BHS&MSW), HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM, (MSW) 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

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBland, R, Renouf, N. & Tullgren, A.

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAllen & Unwin

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Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Social work with people with intellectual disability

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBigby, C & Frawley, P.

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPALGRAVE MCMILLAN

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. Critically analyse the ways in which social problems are conceptualised and the values that underpin these conceptualisations.
02. Synthesise research and relevant psycho-social knowledge to evaluate the lived experience for individuals, families and groups experiencing social problems.
03. Critically evaluate policy developments and the drivers that lead to policy shifts.
04. Select and interpret specific practice skills applicable to a field of practice and the issues that arise in working with individuals, families, groups and communities in this field

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-ordinatorVirginia Mansel Lees

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x 2500 case study (either a disability OR mental health case study. Students to refer to Subject Learning Guide for details)

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

For Shepparton, Mildura, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga students and Bundoora students (undertaking Intellectual Disability or Older People Field of Practice subject stream): 2 x 30 minute quizzes (each quiz worth 20%)

OR

For Bundoora students (undertaking Mental Health Field of Practice subject stream): One 1000 word individual reflection

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqui Theobald

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x 2500 case study (either a disability OR mental health case study. Students to refer to Subject Learning Guide for details)

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

For Shepparton, Mildura, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga students and Bundoora students (undertaking Intellectual Disability or Older People Field of Practice subject stream): 2 x 30 minute quizzes (each quiz worth 20%)

OR

For Bundoora students (undertaking Mental Health Field of Practice subject stream): One 1000 word individual reflection

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Five 4.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Mental Health Stream

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 11 - 20
Four 4.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
Intellectual Disability Stream

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x 2500 case study (either a disability OR mental health case study. Students to refer to Subject Learning Guide for details)

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

For Shepparton, Mildura, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga students and Bundoora students (undertaking Intellectual Disability or Older People Field of Practice subject stream): 2 x 30 minute quizzes (each quiz worth 20%)

OR

For Bundoora students (undertaking Mental Health Field of Practice subject stream): One 1000 word individual reflection

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean MacDermott

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 25 - 28
One 4.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x 2500 case study (either a disability OR mental health case study. Students to refer to Subject Learning Guide for details)

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

For Shepparton, Mildura, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga students and Bundoora students (undertaking Intellectual Disability or Older People Field of Practice subject stream): 2 x 30 minute quizzes (each quiz worth 20%)

OR

For Bundoora students (undertaking Mental Health Field of Practice subject stream): One 1000 word individual reflection

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean MacDermott

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 25 - 28
One 4.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x 2500 case study (either a disability OR mental health case study. Students to refer to Subject Learning Guide for details)

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

For Shepparton, Mildura, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga students and Bundoora students (undertaking Intellectual Disability or Older People Field of Practice subject stream): 2 x 30 minute quizzes (each quiz worth 20%)

OR

For Bundoora students (undertaking Mental Health Field of Practice subject stream): One 1000 word individual reflection

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4