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WS5605 - Advanced Social Work Practicum

Credit points: 9
Year: 2015
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

  • to assess needs and select and apply appropriate intervention strategies;
  • to be able to apply theoretical concepts and principles of practice;
  • to be able to identify major social, political and economic factors impinging on agencies and shaping policy and practice;
  • to evaluate and record processes and outcomes;
  • to recognise and evaluate social work roles and functions and how they relate to agencies services and objectives;
  • to understand policy formulation and how policy and practice influence each other;
  • to continue to develop knowledge and skills in generic practice.
Prerequisites: WS5303 A WS5516 A WS5611 and allow concurrent for WS5611
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS4504

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Lecturer: Dr Amanda Nickson.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours - Pre-placement seminars and workshop on campus in Townsville in July. Plus integration seminars 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.

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (Compulsory 2 day workshop oncampus in mid July - exact dates TBA)
Lecturer: Dr Amanda Nickson.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours - Pre-placement seminars and worskhop on campus in Townsville or Cairns in July. Plus online 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, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Lecturer: Dr Amanda Nickson.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours - Pre-placement seminars and workshop on campus in Cairns in July. Plus integration seminars 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.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.