Available in 2021
Course code

SWRK2200

Units

20 units

Level

2000 level

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.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2021

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.


Requisites

To enrol in this course students must be active in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (12317) program must have successfully completed SWRK1001, SWRK1002, and SWRK2001, and have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in SWRK2003.

To enrol in this course students must be active in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (12317) program must have successfully completed SWRK1001, SWRK1002, and SWRK2001, and have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in SWRK2003.


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

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

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

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

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

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