Social Work Theory and Practice B
|Course code SWRK2200||Units 20||Level 2000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
Learning in this course addresses three domains of social work practice: 1. Mental Health, 2. Disability and 3. Violence. Students work through major social work methods of intervention: casework, group work, community work and social action and develop competence in articulating the theoretical bases for assessments and decision-making for practice. Self-awareness, analysis of political contexts and commitment to social justice goals are fundamental themes.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||1. Develop an understanding of how historical and contemporary conceptions of mental health, disability, sexual assault and domestic violence have shaped individual and social responses. |
2. Gain an understanding of the various social work roles and practice settings in the domains of social work practice covered in the course.
3. Demonstrate a commitment to social work values of respect, social justice and human rights.
4. Examine and articulate personal values, assumptions and beliefs in response to practice scenarios and develop strategies to deal with confronting material encountered in the professional context.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical and theoretical debates impacting on assessment and intervention in the practice areas covered, including a critical understanding of dominant medical model of practice.
6. Develop a basic understanding of national and state legislation and policy relevant to the areas of social work practice addressed in the course.
7. Develop understanding of the impact of stigma, social exclusion, marginalisation and discrimination and potential social work responses.
8. Demonstrate an understanding of the prevalence, nature and impact of violence and trauma on individuals, groups and communities.
9. Develop knowledge and skills in social work assessment models, including risk assessment.
10. Gain more detailed knowledge of a range of social work theories and demonstrate the critical application of theories to analysis and decision making in response to practice scenarios.
11. Demonstrate an understanding of current issues associated with the provision of services to rural and remote communities.
12. Analyse roles and relationships in groups and develop skills in managing group conflict.
13. Make, justify, and articulate informed decisions about potential casework, group work and community work responses to particular practice scenarios.
|Content||Fields of Social Work Practice:|
1. Mental Health
Methods of Social Work Practice:
3. Community Work
4. Social Action
Current Social Work theories and application to practice scenarios
Class time is spent in discussion, field visits, small group work, skills practice and group presentations. Students are expected to integrate learning from SWRK2001 with learning in this course as they build knowledge and skill in key methods and fields of social work practice.
|Replacing Course(s)||SWRK2006 Social Work Theory & Practice 2 (10 units) and SWRK3001 Social Work Theory & Practice 3 (10 units). Both are core courses in BSW.|
|Transition||All students who have not completed either SWRK2006 or SWRK3001 will complete the proposed new course SWRK2200. Any students who have completed SWRK2006, but have not yet attempted, or have failed SWRK3001 will need to pass SWRK3001 in order to progress through the program. For this reason, SWRK3001 will need to remain available for a couple of years.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study|
Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for SWRK2200|