courses

0019

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleMSocWk
CRICOS code042517A
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0019
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 2610; fax +61 3 9903 1141; email social.work@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/socialwork/postgraduate/msw.html

Course coordinator

Deborah Western

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is normally taken part-time over two years.

Description

The degree provides an opportunity for social workers to enhance and develop their professional skills and knowledge and to make links between practice in the field and new academic knowledge and theory. It aims to provide for the needs of managers and policy developers involved in direct work with clients. The course provides sufficient choice for students to specialise in management and policy development or in direct work with clients. For this reason students are free to choose from a wide range of subjects within the Master of Social Work program.

Outcomes

The objectives of the course are to enable students to:

  • gain knowledge in professional areas that are not covered in the social work undergraduate curriculum
  • integrate that knowledge with past and present work experience
  • deepen specialised practice knowledge and skills from a greater focus on selected areas, including the acquisition of new research-based clinical and program interventions
  • acquire advanced specialised research knowledge and skills that will allow students to develop research-based practice at the clinical, program and policy levels for newly emerging problem and service areas.

Professional recognition

This course does not provide eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers

Structure

This course comprises four 12-point units

Requirements

Choose four of:

  • SWM5110 Advanced casework practice
  • SWM5120 Criminology and social work
  • SWM5140 Policy, program planning and evaluation I**
  • SWM5150 Policy, program planning and evaluation II**
  • SWM5160 The child in society : Promoting children's wellbeing and responding to child maltreatment
  • SWM5170 Special research study***
  • SWM5180 Management of human resources in the social services
  • SWM5190 Social work research
  • SWM5200 Health and social work
  • SWM5220 Longevity and social work
  • SWM5241 Mental health practice
  • SWM5250 Clinical supervision - becoming a professional developer
  • SWM5260 Gender, climate change and social sustainability

** Students wishing to undertake SWM5150 must first have completed SWM5140

*** SWM5170 can not be taken as a first unit

Award(s)

Master of Social Work