Psychosocial Theory and Practice

Subject 196-006 (2008)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 2-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: 36 hours
Prerequisites: 196-200 Social Work Theory & Practice 1.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr Lynette Joubert
Subject Overview:

This subject builds on subject 196-200 Social Work Theory & Practice 1 to develop further knowledge and skills related to the direct practice of social work with an emphasis on work with individuals. Students who complete this subject should be able to demonstrate their familiarity with a limited number of theoretical perspectives and relate those to the practice of social work in their supervised professional practicum.

Assessment: A written assignment of 4000 words (due at the end of semester). A hurdle requirement of a minimum 75% attendance required.
Prescribed Texts: A subject reader will be available from the Bookroom at the beginning of semesterModern Social Work Theory (M Payne), (3rd ed) Macmillan 2005
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to critically analyse texts and practices;
  • understand social, organisational, cultural and ethical contexts of practice;
  • be able to link theory to practice;
  • be able to competently communicate in speech and writing in ways relevant to both academic and practice contexts;
  • be able to undertake independent research.
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Formerly available as 196-310. Students who have completed 196-310 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

The disciplines of Nursing and Social Work are now co-managed within the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences. At the time of publication Social Work subjects are under the administrative management of the School of Nursing.

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