units

AZA2764

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 Arts
Organisational UnitSouth Africa School of Social Sciences
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Gugulethu Shange

Synopsis

The child and youth care worker cannot treat children alone, they will need an awareness of what other disciplines do and knowledge of a process of referral that will ensure that the child gets the best holistic treatment possible. This unit includes a social network framework that teaches the student to look for possible social support (natural and professional) that can treat the child but also sustain his or her well-being within a community. This unit compliments the core intervention unit that focuses more on individual and group support.

Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the nature of a social environment and the meaning of a social network.
  2. Know the principles of environmental modification.
  3. Accurately and efficiently refer a childhood problem to multiple disciplines.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to do a social network analysis.
  5. Show efficiency in conducting social network interventions.
  6. Be able to differentiate between social networking, environmental modification and community development.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.

Prohibitions

ATS2764