Advanced Child and Family Practice

Subject 196-505 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
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

Seminar, Lecture, Workshop

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment: 48 hours
Prerequisites: n/a
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.


Cathy Humphreys
Subject Overview:

This course explores the interface between adult issues of domestic and family violence, drug and alcohol problems, and mental health issues and children's safety and well being. The research and practice developments on multi-agency working and network governance will be addressed in this context as will the role and significance of diversity, inequality, and the significance of children and consumer perspectives.

Assessment: A written essay of 5000 words 100% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: n/a
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • critically appraise relevant local, national and international research
  • extrapolate relevant findings from this research to their own practice and their agency's service and client populations
  • conceptualise the specific knowledge and values within different service sectors which impact upon the development of ‘siloed' working practices
  • evaluate the feasibility of theorising and practicing across different domains of practice
  • identify the values and practice principles entailed in participation and the tensions and possibilities for services with vulnerable children and adults
  • critically review contemporary practices and their conceptual under-pinnings in the light of changes in client cultural orientation and needs.
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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.

Related Course(s): Master of Social Work (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)

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