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Social Work - Department of Social Work at Launceston

Commencing in 1996 the Department of Social Work offers a two-year full-time course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Social Work, designed to meet the educational requirements of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and to produce graduates with a know-ledge and understanding of social functioning, social problems and social services, a commitment to the values and ethics of the profession and an ability to apply professional social work skills and methods at a level of competence suitable for beginning practice.



HWW301 Interpersonal Theory and Practice 1

Consists of two parts, (a) and (b). Part (b) is available to BSW students only, and is worth 20% of their overall grade for the unit.
(a) Working with Individuals: develops an understanding of the helping process in the context of human services; and examines a number of interventions including active listening, problem solving, griefwork, crisis intervention and critical incident stress debriefing. Tutorials are experiential and focus on communication skills as they relate to working with people in health, education and welfare agencies.
(b) Small Group Theory: provides an introduction to the central concepts and concerns of group work theory; and explores group dynamics and group processes in relation to planning, implementing and evaluating group programs, including teams, task force committees, self-help and personal growth groups.

Special notes
teaching staff Ms C Craft
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - part (a) 2-hour lecture and 2-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks); part (b) 2-hour workshop a week (7 weeks)
prerequisites completion of Part 1 requirements (1996 only)
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment part (a) 1,500-word essay (15%), tape and analysis (20%), tutorial presentation (10%), 3-hour exam in June (35%); part (b) 1,000-word essay (20%)
required texts, etc
part (a) Geldard D, Basic Personal Counselling, Prentice Hall, 1993.
part (b) Preston-Shoot M, Effective Groupwork, Macmillan, 1987.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Social Work (R3B)
Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (E3F)






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HWW302 Social Policy

Provides students with an understanding of the social policy process and its relationship with social work practice in the Australian context. Students consider the value dilemmas and the social, political and economic influences in contemporary policy making, and by critically assessing policy initiatives and the areas of problem identification and policy formulation and implementation, help to develop their own framework for practice.

Special notes
teaching staff Assoc Prof M Todd
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour lecture and 2-hour tutorial a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites completion of Part 1 requirements (1996 only); 2 written assignments, one in April and one in June (50% ea)
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc
Wearing M and Berreen R, Welfare and Social Policy in Australia, Harcourt Brace, Sydney, 1994.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Social Work (R3B)







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HWW303 Social Work Practice and Theory

Assists students in developing a practice identity at a beginning level. Students consider relationships between theory and practice and examine issues, problems and dilemmas that confront social workers in their daily practice. In doing so, they will also analyse the relation of theory to values, attitudes, beliefs and action in social work and in the wider social context.

Special notes
teaching staff Assoc Prof M Todd
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour lecture and 2-hour tutorial a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites completion of Part 1 requirements (1996 only); 2 written assignments, one in April and one in June (50% ea)
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc
Payne M, Modern Social Work Theory, Macmillan, London, 1991.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Social Work (R3B)







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HWW304 Research Processes in Social Work

Introduces students to various approaches to social work research and evaluation and provides them with a basic understanding of qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods. By the conclusion of the unit, students are expected to be familiar with the requirements of undertaking an independent research/evaluation project.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour lecture and 2-hour tutorial a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites completion of Part 1 requirements (1996 only); research/evaluation project proposal (50%), computer assessment exercises (25%), exam in June (25%)
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc
Rubin A and Babbie E, Research Methods for Social Work, 2nd edn, Brooks/Cole, 1993.
Weinbach R and Grinnell R, Statistics for Social Workers, 3rd edn, Longman, White Plains NY, 1995.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Social Work (R3B)







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HWW305 Social Work Practicum 1A

Deals with: the purpose of field placements in social work education; self-directed learning and the development of an individual educational plan for placement; the variety of fields and agencies in which social workers practice; recording and documentation in social work practice; adapting to agency culture; and evaluation of student performance in placement.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour tutorial a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites completion of Part 1 requirements (1996 only)
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc
Collins D, Thomlinson B and Grinnel RM Jr, The Social Work Practicum: A Student Guide, Peacock, 1992.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Social Work (R3B)







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HWW306 Social Work Practicum 1B

Provides (a) a field work placement where students experience the reality of social work and develop the practice skills of a social worker; (b) an environment (through supervision and liaison) where students translate theory into practice; and (c) assistance in better understanding their own personal reactions to practice.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [45%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 1 week orientation at the beginning of sem; 14-week fieldwork placement in a social service agency under the supervision of a qualified social worker
prerequisites completion of all third year academic units
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment the major evaluations of student performance in placement occur at mid-placement and towards the end of the placement. Student and field educator prepare for this evaluation by using an evaluation schedule which is attached to the Fieldwork Manual. The evaluation itself is conducted in the presence of a liaison visitor from the Department of Social Work at the University. In addition to successfully meeting the performance standards of the placement evaluation, students must also have attended the fieldwork seminars and completed the required written work
required texts, etc
Collins D, Thomlinson B and Grinnel RM Jr, The Social Work Practicum: A Student Guide, Peacock, 1992.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Social Work (R3B)







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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
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