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SWK4440

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
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Max Liddell

Synopsis

Most social work is practiced in an organisational setting. In order to work effectively, social workers need to understand organisational processes and how they impact on practice. This unit studies organisational theory and structure and research knowledge about organisations as a basis for assessing human service organisations. This knowledge is applied particularly in the areas of program planning and evaluation and organisational change.

Objectives

By the end of this unit students should be able to use knowledge gained from theory and research to assess organisations; and have beginning competence in program planning, program evaluation, and organisational change.

Assessment

Essay (1500 words): 33%
Major essay (3000 words): 67%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Max Liddell

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

SWK3260. Social work units are only available within the context of the Bachelor of Social Work degree, or with permission.