Managing Human Service Organisations

Subject SCWK90024 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A two-hour seminar each week.
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours



Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Social Work
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
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Subject Overview: This subject focuses on the evolution in the organizational form of human service organizations in relation to external and internal change pressures and the management challenges these present. Particular attention will be given to the strategic management of networked meta campus structures. In the second part of the subject students will undertake a strategic case study of a particular problem in their own organization.
Objectives: To be advised
Assessment: A written assignment totalling 5000 words 100% (due at the end of semester).
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • demonstrate critical thinking and analysis;
  • demonstrate facility with different theoretical perspectives;
  • be able to present their research clearly in written and spoken form.
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