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University of Tasmania
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HWW401 Community Work Practice

Explores the historical development and theoretical foundations of community development practice. Relevant knowledge and practice skills are developed through analysis of recent Australian and overseas initiatives.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr J Patford
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour lecture and 2-hour tutorial a week
prerequisites completion of all third year requirements
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment seminar or debate presentation (25%), assignments (25%), exam in June (50%)
required texts, etc
Kenny S, Developing Communities for the Future,Thomas Nelson, 1994.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Social Work (R3B)







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HWW402 Social Work Practice and the Law

Provides students with an awareness and understanding of the legal dimensions and issues in a number of specific areas and settings in which social work and law typically interact. The unit enables them to perform as competent social workers who have an understanding of legal institutions, issues and procedures, as well as of the major areas of law which relate to their practice.

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 all third year requirements
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment assignment (50%), written tutorial presentation (40%), tutorial participation (10%)
required texts, etc
Hobart Community Legal Centre, The Tasmanian Law Handbook, 2nd edn, 1994.
Swain P (ed), In the Shadow of the Law: the Legal Context of Social Work Practice, Federation Press, Sydney, 1995.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Social Work (R3B)







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HWW403 Organisational Context and Administrative Practice

Reviews some key areas of organisational theory and explores the organisational ramifications of recent economic, legislative and cultural changes in Australian society. The unit also aims to develop a range of practical skills that social workers are likely to need when they take up employment in diverse roles and organisational settings.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr J Patford
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour lecture and 2-hour tutorial week
prerequisites completion of all third year requirements
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment tutorial presentation (15%), assignment (35%), exam in June (50%)
required texts, etc
Robbins S, Waters-Marsh, Cacioppe R and Millet B, Organisational Behaviour. Concepts, Control and Applications, Prentice Hall, 1994.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Social Work (R3B)







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HWW404 Interpersonal Theory and Practice 2

Consists of two parts, (a) and (b).
(a) Casework with Individuals and Families: builds on the communication skills learned in HWW301 and integrates them into the more complex interventions involved in social casework. Reference is made throughout the lectures and tutorials to age, gender, cultural background and agency context, emphasising their relevance for practice. Ethical issues and the principles of social justice are addressed throughout.
(b) Groupwork Theory and Practice: provides an opportunity for students to integrate groupwork theory and practice, by joining a number of groups both as leaders and as participants and they complete a detailed analysis of at least one group session. Workshops are experiential and based on a range of topics relevant to social work practice.

Special notes
teaching staff Ms C Craft
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - part (a) 1-hour lecture and 2-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks); part (b) 2-hour workshop a week (13 weeks)
prerequisites completion of all third year requirements
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 1,500-word essay (20%), practical demonstration of skills (20%), 3-hour exam (20%), group presentation (15%), groupwork log (25%)
required texts, etc
Fook J, Radical Casework: A Theory of Practice, Allen & Unwin, 1993.
Saleebey D,The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, Longman, 1992.
Berg IK, Family Based Services, BFTC Press, 1992.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Social Work (R3B)







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HWW405 Social Work Practicum 2

Students have one week of preparation before commencing their fieldwork placement. The unit has the same broad objectives as HWW306.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [50%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 1 week of orientation at the beginning of the semester before commencing placement in a social service agency under the supervision of a qualified social worker
prerequisites completion of all fourth year academic units
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment ss for HWW306
required texts, etc
Collins D, Thomlinson B and Grinnel RM Jr, The Social Work Practicum: A Student Guide, Peacock, 1992.
recommended reading
Loewenberg F and Dolgoff R, Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice, Peacock, 1992.

Course: Bachelor of Social Work (R3B)







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