Advanced Clinical Practice

Subject 196-526 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Mid Semester Intensive = 24 hours
Total Time Commitment: 24 hours
Prerequisites: Selection into the MSW - Health (course work only) or as approved by the RAGS coordinator
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: The aim of this subject will be to enhance the theoretical and skill base of direct practice in social work in health. Emphasis will be given to innovative and advanced approaches in line with recent developments in professional practice with individuals, families and groups. The subject will be taught using laboratory and small group interactive experiential groups as well as formal lectures. This will enable students to participate in an opportunity to integrate and advance their theoretical and practice knowledge in accordance with best practice principles in the field. Proposed lecture topics will include an appraisal of professional expertise in social work, psychosocial assessment and the therapeutic alliance. New developments in key direct practice approaches such as psychodynamic, behavioural, family therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused and dispute resolution will be explored both from a critical theoretical and skills based perspective.
Assessment: A written assignment totalling 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 analyse and integrate the core elements of key theoretical models of advanced social work practice;
  • think creatively of their practice with clients in the health field in relation to advanced models of social work intervention;
  • communicate their knowledge and thinking in the field of advanced clinical practice with clients to further knowledge about the domain of social work practice in the health setting.
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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)
Master of Social Work (Clinical) (Advanced Seminars & Shorter Thesis)
Master of Social Work (Health)(Advanced Seminars & Shorter Thesis)

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