PATHWAYS INTO C21 SOCIAL WORK

SWP5PSW

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides you, as a graduate entry student into the Master of Social Work, opportunities to use your prior learning and experience. You will learn to critique key social problems confronting today's social workers and the consequent social purpose and distinguishing functions of twenty-first century social work. Your understanding and awareness of culturally competent practice will be developed through recognition of the experiences of 'difference' with particular reference to Indigenous Australians. You will also develop your understanding of diversity, particularly as this relates to marginalization and exclusion and learn how to analyse the history and development of social work as a key profession in the pursuit of social justice. .

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStudents will engage in a range of learning activities as outlined: Through completion of pre-workshop readings and pre-workshop quizzes, students will be able to identify and explain the key areas of foundational knowledge for social work practice, which will also assist with completion of the two, individual written papers. In-class discussion and guest lecture presentations will support students in critiquing and dening the key social problems confronting social workers in the twenty-rst century, which will also assist with completion of the two, individual written papers.   

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HMSK or HMSKB or HMSKW or HMSKM or HMSKP

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

The road to social work and human service practice

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorChenoweth, L. & McAuliffe, D.

Year2018

Edition/Volume5th ed.

PublisherSOUTHBANK, VICTORIA: Cengage

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Exploring and locating social work

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHill, D., Agu, L. & Mercer, D.

Year2019

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRED GLOBE PRESS MACMILLAN, LONDON.

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A multidimensional approach to understanding the complexities of human behaviour and development across the lifespan

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorHarms, L.

Year2020

Edition/Volume3rd ed.

PublisherMelbourne:Oxford University Press

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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. Critique and define the key social problems confronting social workers in the twenty-first century.
02. Analyse the nature of the knowledge society and its implications for learning and the practice of human service professionals over the next two decades.
03. Systematically relate prior learning and experience to twenty-first century social work knowledge, theory and practice.
04. Identify and explain the key areas of foundational knowledge for social work practice.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Week 07-10, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 7 - 10
Five 4.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 10 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x 30-minute individual online quizzes (1000 words equivalent total) based on identification of foundational social work concepts represented in the online modules.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO4

1 x 1,500-word individual written paper analysing a social problem. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

One 1,500-word individual essay. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Week 07-10, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 7 - 10
Five 4.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 10 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x 30-minute individual online quizzes (1000 words equivalent total) based on identification of foundational social work concepts represented in the online modules.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO4

1 x 1,500-word individual written paper analysing a social problem. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

One 1,500-word individual essay. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 07-10, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 7 - 10
Five 4.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 10 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x 30-minute individual online quizzes (1000 words equivalent total) based on identification of foundational social work concepts represented in the online modules.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO4

1 x 1,500-word individual written paper analysing a social problem. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

One 1,500-word individual essay. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Week 07-10, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 7 - 10
Five 4.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 10 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x 30-minute individual online quizzes (1000 words equivalent total) based on identification of foundational social work concepts represented in the online modules.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO4

1 x 1,500-word individual written paper analysing a social problem. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

One 1,500-word individual essay. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Week 07-10, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 7 - 10
Five 4.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 10 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x 30-minute individual online quizzes (1000 words equivalent total) based on identification of foundational social work concepts represented in the online modules.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO4

1 x 1,500-word individual written paper analysing a social problem. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

One 1,500-word individual essay. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4