Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 contact hours (8 x 3 hours seminar) |
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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.
CoordinatorProf Aron Shlonsky
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 4171
F: +61 3 8344 4188
This subject gives students a foundation for social work practice in the field of services to children and young people at significant risk of harm and their families and carers, using a framework for understanding and responding in their family network and community. It covers key policy debates, program arrangements, practice trends and ethical issues in services to protect children and young people, and promote their well-being. The subject pays particular attention to the theoretical and practical aspects of understanding and responding to risk and serious harm. It examines both routine and innovative approaches to policy development and service provision in the areas of family support, child protection, youth services and out-of-home care services, taking into account of emerging patterns of need and the socio-political context of program development. Students will learn about the particular functions and skills required of social workers practising in this field.
Students who complete this subject should:
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A reading guide will be available.
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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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