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SWK266 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Pro Forma, Information Literacy, Sippy Downs, Queensland


Department
Social Work Discipline
Course Code
SWK266
Professor
All
Lecture
1

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Course Outline 2018
Course Outline
Code: SWK266
Title: Mental Health and Social Work
Faculty of Arts, Business and Law
School of Social Sciences
Teaching Session: Semester 1
Year: 2018
Course Coordinator: Dr Trevor Gates
Room: D1.38
Tel: (07) 5459 4461
Email: tgates@usc.edu.au
1. What is this course about?
1.1 Course description
This course examines different contexts of mental health as well as covering assessment and interventions.
Models of social work practice will be discussed as well as ethical and professional issues in mental health.
1.2 Course content
Historical and theoretical perspectives on mental health
Consumer rights and ethical issues in social work practice
Contexts of mental health
Assessment and treatment in mental health
Cultural issues in mental health interventions and crisis counselling
Models of social work mental health practices and crisis counselling
Skills in mental health and crisis counselling
Professional issues in mental health and crisis counselling
2. Unit value
12 units

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Course Outline: SWK266 Mental Health and Social Work
3. How does this course contribute to my learning?
Specific Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this
course you should be able to:
Assessment Tasks
You will be assessed on the
learning outcome in task/s:
Graduate Qualities
Completing these tasks successfully
will contribute to you becoming:
Analyse the role of social workers
and human services workers in
mental health
1, 2, 3 and 4
Knowledgeable.
Apply and analyse mental health
practices and theories including
being able to do assessments,
intervention plan, link theory to
practice
1, 2, 3 and 4
Empowered.
Ethical.
Critically reflect on own values and
beliefs about mental health and
apply the AASW Code of Ethics to
self and practice
1, 2, 3 and 4
Creative and critical thinkers.
Demonstrate high quality
communication, ability to present
information and resources.
1, 2, 3 and 4
Ethical.
4. Am I eligible to enrol in this course?
Refer to the Coursework Programs and Awards - Academic Policy for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-
requisites and anti-requisites
4.1 Enrolment restrictions
Nil
4.2 Pre-requisites
Nil
4.3 Co-requisites
Nil
4.4 Anti-requisites
SCS266
5. How am I going to be assessed?
5.1 Grading scale
Standard High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL)
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Course Outline: SWK266 Mental Health and Social Work
5.2 Assessment tasks
Task
No.
Assessment Tasks
or Group
Weighting
%
What is the
duration /
length?
When should I
submit?
Where
should I
submit it?
1
Presentation
20%
10 minutes
Week 5
Blackboard
(via Safe
Assign)
2
Essay
30%
1,500 Words
Week 9
Blackboard
(via Safe
Assign)
3
Case study
50%
2000 words
Week 11
Blackboard
(via Safe
Assign)
100%
Assessment Task 1: Presentation
Goal:
To discuss the role of the SW and analyse this role in context to a mental health issue
and the AASW Code of Ethics
Product:
Presentation
Format:
Students are to prepare a 10 minute presentation on any aspect of mental health that
they are interested in. This can range from a brief exploration of an issue, diagnosis or
concept to something that comes from your own life experience.
Discuss the role of a social worker/human services worker with this MH issue
Discuss how the AASW Code of Ethics can be applied to this issue and to your practice in
this area. This is a presentation to your peers. Power points will be uploaded to Black
Board for marking.
Possible topics include:
Affective Disorders (eg: depression)
Anxiety Disorders
OCD
PTSD
Personality Disorders
Schizophrenia
Carers
In the Week 4 tutorial you will have an opportunity to briefly present your progress to
date on your assignment for constructive feedback from the tutor and the class. This
presentation is not assessed but you are encouraged to take advantage of this
opportunity.
Criteria
This task will be assessed according to level of achievement in the following:
Presentation provides an analysis of the issues relating to social work practice
with the chosen issue. Knowledge of the relevant social work role and practice
skills required to service the chosen population is demonstrated. (10 marks)
Presentation demonstrates an understanding of AASW Code of Ethics by
discussing how it is applied in mental health practice. (5 marks)
Power point presentation shows evidence of preparation, APA referencing and
high quality information and resources. (5 marks)
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