Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 contact hours (8 x 3 hour seminars) |
Total Time Commitment:
24 contact hours
|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 think their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
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 aims to give students a sound foundation in social work practice with the elderly (gerontological practice). It will explore the impacts of ageing at the individual, family and population level and examine a number of different theoretical frameworks that inform social work practice with the aged. Using a primary (preventative), secondary (therapeutic) and tertiary (rehabilitation) framework, it will then examine a range of key settings in which social workers encounter the aged and the core competencies and intervention skills they will need to develop to effectively work with the aged in these settings. This will include psychosocial assessment in the context of the interdisciplinary team, working in the acute care setting responding to health crises, being engaged in rehabilitation in the post acute care setting, in discharge planning, in case management in the community and in a patient support role in long term care. Specific attention will be also be given to education, consultation and advocacy with the well aged in community from the perspective of local government and two contrasting advocacy organizations. The community development, research and policy planning role of social workers in relation to the aged will also be explored.
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
Hooyman, N., & Kiyak, A. (2006). Social gerontology. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
|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/|
Master of Social Work |
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