units

SWK3350

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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 Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Social Work
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Dr Kerry Brydon

Synopsis

This unit will focus on developing an understanding of the complexity of risk and client characteristics that are present in many instances and ways to address such risk that takes into account professional skills and the interplay of personal, structural, policy and legal frameworks.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the complexities and challenges of working with older clients who present with problems that encompass a number of domains of service delivery;
  2. Critically analyze the interplay of personal and structural characteristics of selected special needs groups within the ageing population;
  3. Understand the key features of inter-agency collaboration including its strengths and limitations with respect to older people;
  4. Critically review standards of care provided to elderly people including analysis of issues involved in abuse in care; and
  5. Develop appropriate care plans and care plans, for older people, to meet criteria concerned with client wishes and interests, available resources and policy and legal considerations and constraints.

Assessment

Analysis of a case study (2,000 words) (45%)
Literature review (2,500 words) (55%)

Workload requirements

Students will attend up to three hours of direct teaching classes per week and are expected to complete nine hours of independent study each week.

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