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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Term 3, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours (8 x 3 hour seminars) |
Total Time Commitment:
24 contact hours
16 hours of class preparation and reading
24 hours of assessment related tasks
= 64 hours total time commitment= 8 hours total time per week
|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.|
CoordinatorDr Fu Keung Daniel Wong
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 focuses on social work practice in the mental health field with particular emphasis on mental health policy and practice. Topics covered include the nature of mental illness and how consumers, their relatives and friends experience it, and contemporary approaches to treatment and recovery. Also examined is the national and state policy context, how services are organised, the particular contribution of social work practitioners, including core knowledge and skills, and the different settings in which they practice. A particular focus will be Victoria’s area-based mental health services, the local networks of inpatient and community-based services which replaced the large psychiatric institutions from 1994-2000.
The elective draws on guest lecturers to provide a broad range of perspectives. Guest lecturers will include those presenting the views of consumers and of family carers, as well as psychiatrists, social workers and other mental health professionals talking about their practice.
In addition to focusing on services for adults, mental health services for older people, and for children and youth will be explored. Issues relevant to Indigenous Australians and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds will also be considered.
|Assessment:||a) A written essay 5,000 words due end of semester|
|Prescribed Texts:||A reading pack will be available|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who complete this subject should be able to:
|Links to further information:||http://www.socialwork.unimelb.edu.au/|
Master of Social Work |
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