Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009: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-one days of field-based practice |
Total Time Commitment:
71 contact days
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.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Louise Harms
School of Nursing and Social Work
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3053 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9400
F: +61 3 9347 4375
This subject requires students to spend 71 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 one-day field preparation program and a 70-day supervised professional practicum. On completion of this subject students should be able to demonstrate developing knowledge and skills of effective social work practice.
|Assessment:|| This subject is marked on a Pass/Fail only basis. |
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.
Cleak, H., & Wilson, J. (2007). Making the most of field placement. Southbank: Thomson Learning. 2 nd edition
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.socialwork.unimelb.edu.au/|
Students will enrol and attend field preparation seminars in this subject in Semester 1. However, the major placement for this subject is normally undertaken partially during the mid-semester period and in Semester 2.
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