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SWM5140

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - 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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Dr Uschi BayAssociate

Synopsis

Theories and models of policy making, program planning and evaluation for human service programs. Organisation contexts and political implications. Key steps in planning and evaluation. Students participate in a planning or evaluation project for a community agency and negotiate the plan with that agency. Students will also take SWM5150 in semester 2 and finalise the project.

Outcomes

This unit prepares students to plan for the implementation of a planning or evaluation project via learning:

  1. relevant social theories and organisational theories and models of planning and evaluations;
  2. integrating this knowledge into the preparation of a plan for a human service organisation.

Assessment

A major report for the community agency (6000 words: 67%); planning and evaluation exercises 3000 words: 33%).

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Uschi Bay