UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SWSP5404 Social Work in Health and Human Services Contexts Part 1

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Parts 1 and 2 must be completed in the same semester to fulfil the requirements of the unit. The unit has an emphasis on consolidating learning from previous units in order for students to enter professional practice with relevant knowledge, skills and future professional development plans. This unit includes an analysis of knowledge and practice approaches that are commonly required for working in health and human service settings, such as poverty; homelessness; health and disability; substance misuse; gendered violence; sexual abuse; trauma in the CaLD community; crime and offending; out of home care; care giving; grief, loss and palliative care. Knowledge of intersectionality, the impact of inequalities on individuals and groups, partnership working, leadership, and working across disciplines is incorporated into the knowledge and practice learning.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) research and describe the key issues which are commonly experienced by people who have regular contact with health and human services organisations; (2) describe key social and demographic trends in Australia which impact on contemporary health and human services; (3) critically examine current service provision and professional practices in at least two fields of social work practice (e.g. substance misuse, violence and abuse, disability); (4) research and explore social work leadership in order to understand how leadership can influence change; and (5) articulate their own stance about the purpose and place of social work within society and their own developing sense of self as a social work practitioner.
Assessment Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Assistant Professor Karen Upton-Davis
Unit rules
Prerequisites: SWSP5429 Field Education 2: Final Placement (formerly SWSP8429 Field Education 2: Final Placement) or SWSP4429 Field Education II
Co-requisites: students must enrol in both units SWSP5404 Social Work in Health and Human Services Contexts Part 1 and SWSP5405 Work in Health and Human Services Contexts Part 2 in the same semester
Contact hours 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/SWSP5404/SEM-2/2017

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