Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Agency based fieldwork placement and University based integration seminars
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 70 contact days |
Total Time Commitment: 70 contact days at agency based placement which includes attendance at 2 X 3 hour university based integration seminars
Entry to Bachelor of Social Work and a pass in the following subjects prior to enrolment:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
|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 think 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
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9400
F: +61 3 9347 4375
This subject consists of a 70-day practicum working as a supervised student social worker in an organisation where social work is practised.
|Objectives:||By the end of this practicum, it is expected that students will be able to practice social work with the degree of autonomy, knowledge and competence expected of a new graduate.|
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. This evidence is examined by the academic practice supervisor, who may also seek confirmation of this material through discussion at field liaison meetings.
Cleak, H., & Wilson, J. (2007). Making the most of field placement. Southbank: Thomson Learning. 2 nd edition
|Recommended Texts:||Berg-Weger, M., & Birkenmaier, J. (2000). The practicum companion for social work: Integrating class and fieldwork . Fook, J., Ryan, M., & Hawkins, L. (2000). Professional expertise: Practice, theory & education for working in uncertainty . London: Whiting & Birch. Hawkins, P., & Shoet, R. (Eds.) (2000). Supervision in the helping professions: An individual, group and organisational approach ( 2 nd ed.). Buckingham: Open University Press.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
|Links to further information:||http://www.socialwork.unimelb.edu.au/|
Formerly available as 196-419. Students who have completed 196-419 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Students will enrol in this subject from Semester 1. However, the majority of placement will normally be undertaken between May and September.
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