Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Seventy-four days of field-based practice |
Total Time Commitment: 74 contact days
|Prerequisites:||196-007 Communication Skills for Human Services and 196-200 Social Work Theory & Practice 1.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||This subject requires students to actively and safely contribute to field work activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Social Work Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr Louise Harms
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject requires students to spend 74 days or equivalent working in a social work agency where social work is practised under the supervision of a qualified and experienced social work field educator. The subject is divided into two parts: a four-day field preparation program and a 70-day supervised professional practicum. Students with relevant work experience may apply for exemption from the four-day field preparation program. On completion of this subject students should be able to demonstrate developing knowledge and skills of effective social work practice.
|Assessment:||This subject is assessed on a pass/fail basis. Assessment is in the form of two reports in the format prescribed by the School of Social Work, one at mid-practicum and one at the end of practicum. A pass on the final report is necessary to pass the subject as a whole. The reports are written by the field educator in consultation with the student, and they detail evidence of the student's practice learning against standard criteria for the subject. The evidence is examined by the academic practice supervisor, who may also seek confirmation of this material through discussion at field liaison visits.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Subject readings will be available from the school.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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|Links to further information:||http://www.socialwork.unimelb.edu.au/|
Students will enrol in this subject from Semester 1. However, the major placement for this subject is normally undertaken partially during the mid-semester period and in Semester 2.
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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