0004 - Bachelor of Social Work
This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the Faculty information section of this Handbook by the managing faculty for this course
|Managing faculty||Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Study location and mode||Off-campus (Caulfield, Singapore)|
|Total credit points required||96|
|Duration (years)||2 years FT, 4 years PT|
Part-time study is possible for up to four years.
|Contact details||Telephone: +61 3 9903 4321, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/bsw/|
Organisations that host field/community placements require students to have a current police check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for a police check prior to being accepted in this course. Police checks need to be renewed annually. However in some community partnered programs there may be a requirement to have a police check renewed every six months.
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- understand and critically analyse the historical, political and social context of the social services
- have an understanding of and be able to critically analyse the nature and role of social work, its values, ethical base, and sources of knowledge
- understand, critically analyse, and apply a variety of social work theories and models of intervention to the solution of individual, family and community problems
- understand and be able to apply an understanding of factors affecting people's functioning - their life stage, health, and mental health - to the solution of their problems
- understand the organisational context of human services, how this affects the workings of human services, and how to develop and change organisations
- have a beginning understanding of the processes of planning and evaluating the effectiveness of human services
- deepen existing skills of written and oral presentation, argument and analysis, and be able to apply these effectively in practice
- develop the skills to function as a graduate in employment in the human services
- to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals and as professionals, critically analyse the way their experiences can affect their work with clients, learn to handle these constructively, and learn to use their personal capacities effectively in helping clients resolve problems.
- SWK3220 Social work in society
- SWK3230 Social work research
- SWK3240 Working with individuals: theory and practice
- SWK3250 Social work perspectives on human development
- SWK3120 Working with families and groups: theory and practice
- SWK3180 Fieldwork skills and practicum I
- SWK3260 Social policy and social justice I
- SWK4410 Community work: theory and practice
- SWK4420 The individual, health and society
- SWK4430 Cross-cultural social work: theory and practice
- SWK4440 Social work management: theory and practice
Award(s) received on completion *
* Where more than one award is listed, or in the case of double degrees, where more than one award is listed for one or both components of the double degree, the actual award/s conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved (eg in the case of 'with honours' programs), or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.