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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 4001

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
013116

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 1 & 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To enable students to critically analyse approaches to practice for older adults, including an examination of social work practice issues, and social discourses on ageing.

Course content

Students will develop advanced knowledge of social work interventions to work with older persons and provide aged care services through building knowledge of demographic trends and the socio-cultural complexity of the ageing population, ethnocentrism, the policy implication of ideas of individual responsibility in relation to the ageing population and demands on family. Students will demonstrate critical analytical skills in exploring the contribution of elderly people to society, the value of aged care as a practice arena; professional challenges and ethical dilemmas; and international trends in aged care.

Textbook(s)

Chonody, J.M. and Teater, B 2017, Social Work Practice With Older Adults: An Actively Aging Framework for Practice, SAGE Publications, USA

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 3007 Contemporary Practice Approaches

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 8 hours x 5 days
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External 3 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop 12 hours x 2 days
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 8 hours x 5 days
INTERNAL, WHYALLA (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 8 hours x 5 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Practice Paper 2250 words 50% N/A
Case Management Plan 2250 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Practice Paper 2250 words 50% N/A
Case Management Plan 2250 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER (INTENSIVE)
Practice Paper 2250 words 50% N/A
Case Management Plan 2250 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA (INTENSIVE)
Practice Paper 2250 words 50% N/A
Case Management Plan 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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