UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SWSP5429 Field Education 2: Final Placement

Credit 12 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth), human services agencies in PerthMultimode
Content The final placement serves three purposes. It provides students with an opportunity to build on and extend the professional knowledge and skills acquired on the first placement and to apply and 'test out' subsequent theoretical and reflective learning in the University, thus allowing for the transfer of learning. It also provides a longer period for agency based learning, thus facilitating greater depth for learning. Finally, it offers students a contrasting practice setting, allowing them to transfer their learning across client populations, problem circumstances and organisational environments. This process facilitates the development of professional identity based on an understanding of the 'universals' of practice.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) build on the applied learning in the first placement in accordance with the student's strengths and learning needs; (2) further develop an understanding of the welfare system and welfare services organisations; (3) refine and further develop assessment and intervention skills and expand understanding of the policy, practice and research interface; (4) expand the capacity to utilise and adapt practice models and formal theory as relevant to the needs of agencies, client systems and problem situations; (5) establish a strong capacity for reflective practice and critical evaluation of interventions as the basis for professional habits of lifelong learning; and (6) further promote awareness of the normative nature of social practice and enhance capacity to make moral judgements in action.
Assessment Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Ms Sonya McKenzie
Unit rules
Prerequisites: SWSP5309 Field Education 1: First Placement (formerly SWSP8309 Field Education 1: First Placement) including all its prerequisites, SWSP5632 Organisational Practice and Law (formerly SWSP8632 Organisational Practice and Law), and SWSP5633 Counselling and Ethics (formerly SWSP8633 Counselling and Ethics)
Contact hours 560 hours (16 weeks full-time)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/SWSP5429/TS-J-1A/2017
Note This unit does not fall into the standard University semesters and thus has non-standard withdrawal and census deadlines. Contact Student Administration for more information. Students are required to travel as part of their field placement.

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