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SWM5180

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Social Work
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Deborah Western

Synopsis

At the conclusion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary theory and practice in human resources management, including:
    • the nature and characteristics of the social and community services (health and welfare) workforce

industrial relations in this workforce

  • the different types of organisations in this industrial sector and consequent differences in workforce patterns
  • theories of human resources management as they relate to the health and welfare workforce, and especially to social work staff
  • administrative control of staff
  • professional development of staff
  • support of staff
  • mediation within and between organisations
  • professional staff recruitment; and
  • supervising professional staff in general and through organisational transition.
2. Consider, analyse, discuss and apply these concepts and theories in your practice as a manager.

Outcomes

The unit will cover the nature and characteristics of the social and community services (health and welfare) workforce, industrial relations in this workforce, the different types of organisations in this industrial sector and consequent differences in workforce patterns, theories of human resources management as they relate to the health and welfare workforce and especially to social work staff, administrative control of staff, professional development of staff, support of staff, mediation within and between organisations, professional staff recruitment, supervising professional staff in general and through organisational transitions.

Assessment

Assignment 1: hurdle requirement of reflective exercises equivalent to 1000 words;
Assignment 2: essay 2000 words (30%)
Assignment 3: essay or presentation 6000 words or equivalent (70%)

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