Advanced Practice Methods Laboratory

Subject SCWK30005 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty hours of seminar-based teaching (some units may be offered in intensive mode)
Total Time Commitment:

Students are expected to devote approximately 7 hours per week to this subject.

30 contact hours
20 hours class preparation and reading
20 hours assessment related tasks
Total time commitment = 70 hours


A pass in the following subject prior to enrolment:
(196-210 Social Work Practice with Communities may be taken as a corequisite)

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
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.


Assoc Prof Louise Harms


Social Work
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 1, 200 Berkeley St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9413
F: +61 3 8344 4188

Subject Overview:

This subject assists students to consolidate their practice skills and prior learning in their last semester before graduation. It builds on prior practice classes and the Supervised Professional Practice placements in extending students' reflective practice skills in relation to a selected area of practice. In this subject students will select one option from the elective units offered in any year. These elective units in a specialised area of practice offer students an opportunity to explore a range of intervention skills in an interactive and experiential way, working from an explicit theoretical base. The units offered in this subject may vary from year to year.

Objectives: Students who complete this subject will:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of intervention skills and theories relating to a specialist area of practice, such as working with children, young people and/or families
  • Demonstrate advanced reflective practice skills in this specific area of social work
  1. A group or individual class presentation (40%) - presentations will commence from session 2 and run throughout the series
  2. An essay of 2400 words (60%) - due at the end of semester
  3. A hurdle requirement of a minimum (80%) - attendance of sessions required
Prescribed Texts:

Elective unit teachers will provide details of required texts and other readings in elective unit outlines.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • critically analyse texts and practices;
  • link theory to practice in creative ways;
  • communicate effectively in ways appropriate to both academic and practice contexts;
  • understand social, cultural, organisational and ethical contexts and dimensions of practice.

Links to further information:

Formerly available as 196-013/408. Students who have completed 196-013/408 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. The subject dates and HECS/course fee census date for this subject change each year. Check your enrolment record for the correct census date for this subject.

(This subject is being taught out, it is only available to BSW students).

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