SMED5332 Service Learning Unit 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This is a foundational unit to prepare students for subsequent engagement in service learning in an urban context.

The unit discusses core concepts in service learning, including differentiating service learning from volunteering, describing civil society, looking at how not-for-profits work and how to work with them, investigating client focus and advocacy, and developing the capacity to work with diverse populations. It also addresses core project management skills so that students are ready to develop a project management document. Basic skills in surveys and focus groups are also covered so as to equip students for their service in the following unit
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) construct a project proposal that will validly guide project work and (2) construct an ethics document that describes appropriate ethical conduct for service learning project.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project proposal; (2) ethics document; and (3) professional behaviour and participation assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the professional behaviour and participation assessment component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Denese Playford
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
IMED4222 Integrated Medical Practice 1 Part B
Contact hours
4 hours per week
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