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Area/Catalogue
WELF 5108

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
106084

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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 3)

Course aim

To enable students to build and critically explore specialist professional knowledge of mental health in social work and apply models of intervention in practice.

Course content

The students will deepen their knowledge of the diverse lived experiences of individuals with mental health problems and the implications for practice, the historical constructions of mental illness, theories of mental health and illness from social work and other helping professions, and the legal, ethical, social and policy contexts of mental health and illness. The course explicitly focuses on populations at high risk of mental health problems including Indigenous people, young people, women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The course also examines how gender, culture and socio-economic disadvantage play out in experiences of mental health and illness. Students will develop practice skills in using models of mental health intervention (including recovery models), culturally diverse approaches to mental health intervention (including working with Indigenous people and communities) and mental health assessment in social work (involving studio-based practice).

Textbook(s)

Bland, R, Renouf, N & Tullgren, A 2015, Social work practice in mental health: an introduction , 2nd Edition, Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 5105 Social Work Practicum 1

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Workshop and Studio practice 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)
Case study 2250 words 50% N/A
Journal 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

Degrees this course is offered in

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