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Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedSingapore Term 4 2010 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Ms Kerry Brydon

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to a life course perspective on human development. The course emphasises the importance of human development to social work practice and the development of social work interventions.

Objectives

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. articulate an understanding of the importance of human development to social work practice;

  1. identify and discuss the developmental tasks that confront people throughout their life course;

  1. critically explore whether human development perspectives are common across ethnic, national and cultural identity even through behaviour is acquired, maintained and changed in different contexts;

  1. demonstrate and articulate a beginning capacity to integrate human development theory with social work skills and intervention; and

  1. begin to develop skills in team work.

Assessment

Essay (2000 words): 30%
Autobiographic analysis (2500 words): 50%
Class presentation (in small groups): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Kerry Brydon