Available in 2022
Course code

SWRK2003

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course develops interpersonal skills for professional practice, including the ability to reflect on, analyse, and work with a supervisor, in order to enhance professional practice. This course is taught in classroom-based workshops complemented by online learning tasks.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply appropriate listening skills, including verbal and non verbal cues, empathy, and genuineness.

2. Describe and analyse the role of context, purpose and self in defining professional relationships.

3. Name and explore the impact of their own values in professional relationships.

4. Develop rapport with another person within a professional context.

5. Reflect on their own professional practice, and give and receive feedback.


Content

The course uses an experiential model where students learn by actively practising the skills involved. Content areas include the skills of interpersonal helping, the helping relationship, giving and receiving feedback constructively, reflecting on work and various contexts for the use of professional interpersonal skills.


Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


Requisite

Students active in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (12317) program must have successfully completed 60 units at the 1000 level, including SWRK1010 and SWRK1020, or SWRK1001 and SWRK1002, or SWRK1001 and SWRK1020 and have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in SWRK2001.

All other students must have successfully completed 60 units at the 1000 level.


Assumed knowledge

Completion of all first year social work courses.


Assessment items

Journal: Online Written Reflections (50%)

Interview: Oral assessment (50%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

1hr online + 2hr small workshop

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Ourimbah

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

1hr online + 2hr small workshop

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.