units

SWK3410

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Singapore Second semester 2012 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Philip Mendes & Dr Robyn Mason

Synopsis

This unit explores the concept of 'community' and its applications in Australian society; the theory and practice of the various community work models (social planning, community development and social action); the role of community work in social work activities; and the skills involved in the practice of community work.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to understand and evaluate different perspectives on the nature of community; understand and evaluate the different models of community work, their ideological bases and the skills they involve; and apply this knowledge to the practice of community work within social work setting.

Assessment

Interview with community development worker (1000 words): 30%
Essay (3500 words): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Philip Mendes

Off-campus attendance requirements

Mandatory attendance is required by off-campus students for a 1 day workshop which is held at the Caulfield campus in the first week of June.

Prerequisites

SWK3400 or SWK3240

Prohibitions

SWK4410