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WS5605 - Advanced Social Work Practicum

Credit points: 09
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Compulsory final placement in Masters of Social Work (Professional Qualifying). Students will undertake a 14 week block placement with an accredited social work supervisor to prepare them for entry into professional social work. Preparation for placement takes place in a block workshop in July.

Learning Outcomes

  • synthesise knowledge of and critically reflect on values, ethics and professionalism in daily social work practice;
  • demonstrate and critically reflect on culturally responsive and inclusive practice;
  • evaluate social work theories, concepts, methods and techniques, and apply to research and practice;
  • apply advanced communication and interpersonal skills, in a range of settings and contexts, informed by critical reflections on use of self;
  • implement advanced information recording and sharing strategies;
  • actively participate in professional development and supervision through critical reflection and research, in order to advance professional practice.
Prerequisites: WS5303 A WS5516 A WS5611 and allow concurrent for WS5611
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS4504

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Face to face teaching (Compulsory 2 day workshop oncampus in mid July - exact dates TBA)
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski
Lecturers: Professor Debra Miles, Dr Ines Zuchowski, Ms Tracey Dickinson, Ms Sally Watson.
Contact hours:
  • 16 hours - Pre-placement seminars and workshop on campus in Townsville or Cairns in July. Plus onlin integration during placements.
  • 500 hours professional experience
Assessment: learning plan; mid-placement assessment; end of placement assessment; placement report; fortnightly practice journal; attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement task.

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Face to face teaching (Compulsory 2 day workshop oncampus in mid July - exact dates TBA)
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski
Lecturers: Professor Debra Miles, Dr Ines Zuchowski, Ms Tracey Dickinson, Ms Sally Watson.
Contact hours:
  • 16 hours - Pre-placement seminars and workshop on campus in Townsville or Cairns in July. Plus onlin integration during placements.
  • 500 hours professional experience
Assessment: learning plan; mid-placement assessment; end of placement assessment; placement report; fortnightly practice journal; attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement task.

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