This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
|Managing faculty||Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Total credit points required||216|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT, 8 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Caulfield) |
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3964|
This honours course allows students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work to undertake social work honours in the fourth year of the double degree. Entry to honours is by invitation to students who have achieved grades of at least distinction level in third year social work units.
The course aims to develop skills necessary for research by studying the methodological, theoretical and ethical issues that underpin social work research. Students are provided with the same learning and practice opportunities as students in the pass degree, however, the honours program also aims to reward academic excellence. Students in the honours program are expected to develop and complete a research project which will include a critical literature review, ethics approval where indicated and a 10,000 - 12,000 word thesis.
Credit will be granted for units successfully completed in the first three years of 3870 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work.
Entry to honours is by invitation to students who have achieved high grades in third year social work units.
Students must refer to the information available on the special requirements outlined below. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they have the correct documentation.
Students must have a current Police checkPolice check (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/police-checks.html) regarding their suitability to undertake placements.
Students must have a current Working with Children checkWorking with Children check (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/wwc-check.html) regarding their suitability to undertake placements.
This course requires students to undertake off-campus fieldwork placements. In the fieldwork setting students will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. Attendance is mandatory for the fieldwork component of each unit.
Where a student's skill or knowledge is found to be inadequate, access to the fieldwork component of the unit will be denied. A student may be withdrawn from a fieldwork practicum if required skills and knowledge are deemed inadequate, or on other grounds deemed appropriate by the head of school.
Students are responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses during fieldwork placements.
This course has been accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.
This course includes two units of study of 'the individual' (psychology or behavioural studies) and two units of study of 'society' (sociology) and at least one unit in Australian Indigenous studies.
The course is undertaken in the following sequence:
(a.) first year is composed of seven arts and one social work unit
(b.) second year is composed of five arts units and three social work units
(c.) third year includes three arts units (which complete the major sequence); the rest are social work units (including the first field placement)
(d.) the final year is composed of social work units only, including the second field placement and the honours component.
The arts component must include a major and minor study as follows:
Requirements for majors/minors can vary. Students should refer to the 'Areas of study'..
All social work units are compulsory core units.
Refer to the faculty's areas of studyareas of study (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html) page in this Handbook.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Social Work (with Honours)