SWK4032 - Working with complexity: Honours - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Social Work

Chief examiner(s)

Catherine Flynn

Coordinator(s)

TBA

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (Off-campus)

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: 0004, 3426, 3864, 3870, 3964, 3965, M20022

Synopsis

This unit uses a range of case studies to assist the student in working through the complex issues faced by many social work clients. The unit asks the students to reflect on their knowledge and theory to draw upon appropriate assessment and intervention techniques for a range of social work situations.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Critically reflect on their own values and how this impacts on social work practice
  2. Articulate the depth and complexity of use of self in professional practice
  3. Identify complexity in areas such as but not limited to ageing, cultural and linguistic diversity, class, family dysfunction, violence, poverty and disability
  4. Respond to the complexity of diversity in social work practice based on an understanding of theoretical approaches and models of practice
  5. Develop frameworks for dealing with complexity in social work and the ability to develop appropriate strategies and interventions.

Assessment

  • Oral presentation (60%)
  • Written paper (This can either be a formal written essay (1,000 words) or a PowerPoint presentation (10 slides)) (40%)

Workload requirements

2 hour weekly lecture.

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