Available in 2022
Course code

SWRK4300

Units

10 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

The final year of the social work degree builds on learning from the three previous years of study in the BSW program. This course focuses on advanced theory and practice issues with a focus on interpersonal intervention skills relating to individual, group and community practice.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Formulate an advanced awareness of their own values, interpersonal skills and ability to align these with professional practice.

2. Demonstrate a high level of effective communication in a range of contexts, presenting information clearly, concisely and in a balanced and constructive way.

3. Generate a critical understanding of the application of the AASW Code of ethics.

4. Apply advanced knowledge from a range of theoretical frameworks, to work with communities and people.


Content

  • Skills in critical anti-oppressive and strengths base direct practice
  • Skills in engagement, assessment and the formulation/practice of responses
  • Skills in working with people with mental health issues
  • Skills in working with grief and loss issues
  • Skills in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Skills in working with diverse populations
  • Other practice models, approaches and frameworks used in direct social work practice

Requisites

To enrol in this course students must be active in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (12317), and have successfully completed SWRK3002, SWRK3300, SWRK4500 and have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in SWRK4009.

To enrol in this course students must be active in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (12317), and have successfully completed SWRK3002, SWRK3300, SWRK4500 and have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in SWRK4009.


Assumed knowledge

SWRK3002 and SWRK3300


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written assignment 20%

Written Assignment: Written assignment 30%

Practical Demonstration: Skills assessment 50% *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Practical Demonstration: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

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

1hr large group lecture + 2hr small workshop

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

1hr large group lecture + 2hr small workshop

Workshop

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

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