The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

Learning in this course addresses three domains of social work practice:

1. Mental Health

2. Disability

3. Grief and Loss

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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Analyse historical and contemporary conceptions of mental health, disability, and grief and loss in social work.

2. Identify the various social work roles in mental health, disability, and grief and loss.

3. Examine and articulate personal values, assumptions and beliefs in response to practice scenarios and course content.

4. Assess national and state legislation relevant to the areas of mental health, disability, grief and loss.

5. Display social work skills in assessment models, risk assessment procedures, and working in groups.

6. Critique and apply a range of social work theories relevant to mental health, disability, and grief and loss.


Content

Domains of Social Work Practice:

        1. Mental Health

        2. Disability

        3. Grief and Loss

Methods of Social Work Practice:

  1. Casework
  2. Groupwork
  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.


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

This course is only available to students who have successfully completed or are concurrently enrolled in SWRK2003 and are active in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (12317) program.


Assessment items

Presentation: Group Task 1 (20%)

Written Assignment: Written assignment 1 (20%)

Presentation: Group Task 2 (20%)

Role Play: Practical demonstration (40%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

2hr workshop + 2hr medium workshop + 1hr small workshop

Ourimbah

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

2hr workshop + 2hr medium workshop + 1hr small workshop