CQUniversity Unit Profile
SOWK13012 Professional Practice and Mental Health
Professional Practice and Mental Health
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General Information

Overview

You should be able to critically examine the various models of mental health, specific intervention strategies and the role of social workers and allied health professionals within mental health services. You should be able to integrate knowledge of the role of community, culture and models of mental health in the provision of evidence based strategies that promote mental health practice consistent with professional values and ethics. You should be able to evaluate the socio structural context of mental health and the implications for various client groups and determine how these elements translate into various models for intervention.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Successful completion of 48 credit points in any course.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 25%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 25%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Email feedback Have Your Say Feedback

Feedback

Students report to enjoy the video assessment because of the insight into the lived experience of mental distress.

Recommendation

Continue to use video assessment

Feedback from Have Your Say feedback face to face feedback

Feedback

Students enjoy the inclusion of the lived experience in the unit

Recommendation

Continue to strengthen and enhance the inclusion of the lived experience

Feedback from Have Your Say feedback email feedback

Feedback

Students reported to enjoy the assessments because of their relevance to practice

Recommendation

Continue to use similar assessment items that are relevant to practice

Feedback from Have Your Say Email feedback

Feedback

Students reported to value the detailed feedback on assessments

Recommendation

Continue to provide comprehensive feedback on assessmetns

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

Students reported that the unit was engaging

Recommendation

Continue to provide a range of resources and UC to engage in online group discussions

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse the social construction of mental health.
  2. Critically evaluate models of mental health, their corollary intervention strategies and the professionals' role in delivering those various models and strategies.
  3. Critically evaluate the use of current mental health status and assessment tools.
  4. Integrate social work/allied health strategies within an interdisciplinary context using professional values and ethics.
  5. Critically evaluate different models for mental health practice with individuals, families and communities.
  6. Propose relevant effective and culturally appropriate evidence based strategies for intervention.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 25%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%
3 - Written Assessment - 25%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 25%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%
3 - Written Assessment - 25%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Social Work Practice in Mental Health: An Introduction 2nd Edition (2015)

Authors: Bland, R., Renouf, N., Tullgren, A.
Allen & Unwin
Crows Nest Crows Nest , NSW , Australia
ISBN: 9781743314753
Binding: Paperback
Supplementary

Mental Health in Australia: Collaborative Community Practice 3rd Edition (2012 )

Authors: Meadows, G., Grigg,, M., Farhall, J., McDermott., F., Fossey., E., Singh, B. (ed.)
Oxford University Press
Melbourne Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
ISBN: 9780195574883
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing styles below:

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Agnieszka Sobolewska Unit Coordinator
a.sobolewska2@cqu.edu.au
Paloma Cesare Unit Coordinator
p.cesare@cqu.edu.au
Leone Hinton Unit Coordinator
l.hinton@cqu.edu.au
Janice Pascal Unit Coordinator
j.pascal@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1: What is mental illness Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

The history of mental illness

The lived experience    

Chapter

Please refer to Moodle for unit readings and activities

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2: Concepts of mental health Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Concepts of mental health

Chapter

Please refer to Moodle for unit readings and activities

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3: Psychiatric illnesses Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Psychiatric illnesses

Chapter

Please refer to Moodle for unit readings and activities

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4: Psychiatric assessment Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Psychiatric assessment

Chapter

Please refer to Moodle for unit readings and activities

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written assessment (1500 words) Due: Week 4 Friday (6 Aug 2021) 6:00 pm AEST
Week 5: Assessment and management of suicide risk Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Assessment and management of suicide risk

Chapter

Please refer to Moodle for unit readings and activities

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6: Case management Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Case management and continuity of care

Chapter

Please refer to Moodle for unit readings and activities

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7: Multidisciplinary teams Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Multidisciplinary teams

Chapter

Please refer to Moodle for unit readings and activities

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8: Carers and COPMI Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Carers and COPMI

Chapter

Please refer to Moodle for unit readings and activities

Events and Submissions/Topic

Mental Health Assessment (2000 words) Due: Week 8 Friday (10 Sept 2021) 6:00 pm AEST
Week 9: Culture Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Culture and mental health

Chapter

Please refer to Moodle for unit readings and activities

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10: Social work practice and human Rights Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Mental health social work practice and a human rights perspective

Chapter

Please refer to Moodle for unit readings and activities

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11: Models of care in mental health Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Models of care in mental health

Chapter

Please refer to Moodle for unit readings and activities

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12: The policy and legal context Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

The policy and legal context

Chapter

Please refer to Moodle for unit readings and activities

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment of social justice and human rights 3 (1500 words) Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (11 Oct 2021) 9:00 am AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written assessment (1500 words)

Task Description

Aim

The aim of this assessment is to explore a mental health case study and evaluate the assessment of the client, their current and past mental health, their family, relationships and possible interventions that could occur.

Instructions

Please follow the steps below to complete your assessment task:

Length: 1500 words

This Assessment task is designed to develop your knowledge about mental health issues.

Watch the mental health scenario at the following address:

  • University of Nottingham, (2012). Psychiatric interview for teaching depression

    Your readings should inform your answers and where relevant, you should cite the literature.

  • Responses to each question should be no more than 150 words each. 

Assessment Task Questions to be Answered:

  1. 1. What were the symptoms that Alison Wells demonstrated, described and what impact did they have on her family relationships?

  1. 2. What further information might have been explored about Alison’s explanation about her mental health journey?

  1. 3. What could Alison’s sister or friends have done to help – past and present?

  1. 4. Standing in the shoes of children, informed by theories of child development, how might her children understand their mother’s illness?

  1. 5. What can mental health providers do to support Alison’s children?

  1. 6. What role does Alison’s sister and children play in supporting her well being and safety?

  1. 7. Using literature to support your answer, What might be the reasons Alison did not seek help when her marriage broke up and she was experiencing suicidal ideation?

  1. 8. Describe the interventions are required for Alison at this time?

  1. 9. Describe Alison’s contribution towards a positive health outcome?

  1. 10. Analyse how might life be different for Alison if she had sought medical intervention four (4) years ago?

  1. 11. Comparing beliefs about depression, what are the common misconceptions and contemporary viewpoints on how communities deal with mental illness like depression?

    Literature and references

    In this assessment use at least 10 contemporary references (<10 years) to support your discussion. You may also use seminal scholarly literature where relevant. Suitable references include peer-reviewed journal articles as well as textbooks and credible websites. When sourcing information, consider the 5 elements of a quality reference: currency, authority, relevance, objectivity, and coverage. Grey literature sourced from the internet must be from reputable websites such as from government, university, or peak national bodies: for example,  the Australian Association of Social Workers.

    Requirements

    • Use a conventional and legible size 12 font, such as Times New Roman or Arial, with 1.5 line spacing and 2.54cm page margins (standard pre-set margin in Microsoft Word).

    • Include page numbers on each page in a footer.

    • Write in the third-person perspective.

    • Use formal academic language.

    • Use the Harvard referencing style. The CQUniversity Academic Learning Centre has an online Harvard Referencing Style Guide.

    • The word count is considered from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion. The word count excludes the reference list but includes in-text references and direct quotations.

    Resources

    • You can use unit provided materials and other credible sources (e.g. journal articles, books) to reference your argument. The quality and credibility of your sources are important.

    • We recommend that you access your discipline specific library guide: the Social Work and Community Services Guide.


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Friday (6 Aug 2021) 6:00 pm AEST

Upload electronically to moodle


Return Date to Students

As per policy electronic feedback


Weighting
25%

Assessment Criteria

SOWK13012: Professional practice and mental health

Assessment 1: Marking Criteria/Rubric

HD 84.5-100%

D 74.5-84.49%

C 64.50-74.49%

P 49.50-64.49%

F <49.5%

MARKS

Presentation and Structure – overall submission (10%)

Excellent discussion which completely conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment cover page including name, student number, and word count.

Answers all questions

Correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs.

Introduction and Conclusion have been written.

Within expected word length.

Discussion mostly conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines.

Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count.

Answers all questions

Correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs. Introduction and conclusion have been written. Within expected word limit.

Discussion adequately conforms to the: Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Mostly correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, content can occasionally be difficult to follow or understand.

Answers all questions

Introduction and conclusion have been written. Within expected word limit.

Discussion occasionally conforms to the: Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Somewhat correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, content often, can be difficult to follow or understand.

Attempts all questions Introduction and conclusion have been written. Within/exceeds expected word limit.

Discussion unsuccessfully conforms to the: Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Poor spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, making content difficult to read or follow. Some answers not supplied. Introduction and conclusion have not been included. Deviates from expected word limit.

.................../10

Demonstrated understanding of contemporary mental health issues………(30%)

Excellent understanding demonstrated which integrates academic literature and observations from the YouTube video

Very good understanding demonstrated which integrates academic literature and observations from the YouTube video

Good understanding demonstrated which integrates academic literature and observations from the YouTube video

Fair understanding demonstrated which integrates academic literature and observations from the YouTube video

Poor or no application and understanding demonstrated which integrates academic literature and observations from the YouTube video

................/30

Demonstrates capacity for critical analysis of the presenting issues in the video……………(30%)

Excellent analysis of the presenting issues in the video. Identifies and evaluates all of the evidence and provides new or critical insights, analyses, assumptions and how this influences

understanding of the context, and considers the implications of the critical analysis

Very good analysis of the presenting issues in the video. Identifies and evaluates the evidence and provides critical insights, analyses, assumptions and how this influences understanding of the context, and considers the implications of this analysis

Good analysis of the presenting issues in the video. Mostly identifies and evaluates the evidence and provides critical insights, analyses, assumptions and how this influences understanding of the context.

Fair analysis of the presenting issues in the video. Identifies the evidence and provides insights, some analyses, assumptions,

Poor or no analysis of the presenting issues in the video. Fails to identify the evidence or provides insights,

…......./30

Application of relevant literature in demonstrating critical analysis applicable to the video questions. ……(20%).

Excellent application of relevant social work literature with examples specifically related to the presenting issues included.

Very good application of relevant social work literature with examples specifically related to the presenting issues included.

Good application of relevant social work literature with examples specifically related to the presenting issues included.

Fair application of relevant social work literature with some examples specifically related to the presenting issues included.

Poor or no critique of the application of relevant social work literature with limited or no examples specifically related to

……/20

Referencing………………………………………………………………………………………………(10%)

All literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 10 references Harvard referencing formatted used with no mistakes.

Most of the literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 8 references. Harvard referencing formatted used with minimal. mistakes

Most of the literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 6 references. Harvard referencing formatted used with some mistakes.

Some of literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 5 references Harvard referencing formatted used with many mistakes

Most of the literature used is inappropriate and not from a scholarly source. Harvard referencing formatted not used. Less than 5 references

……/10

TOTAL MARKS


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Upload electronically to moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse the social construction of mental health.
  • Critically evaluate models of mental health, their corollary intervention strategies and the professionals' role in delivering those various models and strategies.
  • Critically evaluate the use of current mental health status and assessment tools.
  • Integrate social work/allied health strategies within an interdisciplinary context using professional values and ethics.
  • Critically evaluate different models for mental health practice with individuals, families and communities.
  • Propose relevant effective and culturally appropriate evidence based strategies for intervention.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Mental Health Assessment (2000 words)

Task Description

Aim
The aim of this assessment is to explore the mental health case study and complete a mental health assessment 
Instructions
Please follow the steps below to complete your assessment task: Word length: 2000 words
In this Assessment Task, you are required to complete a mental health assessment for Allison Wells from the video.
Watch the mental health scenario is at the following address:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YhpWZCdiZc (14:44mins)
University of Nottingham, (2012). Psychiatric interview for teaching depression
You are required to use the following structure (Queensland Health, Mental Health Assessment to complete this Assignment Task.

Assessment requirements

Completed

Presenting problems

History of presenting problems (onset, duration, course, severity

Current functioning:

Across domains, e.g. employment/education, family, social

Relevant cultural issues (personal and family)

Previous assessments and interventions

Psychiatric history (personal and family history)

Current medications

Family history

Developmental history

Substance abuse

Forensic and legal history

Risk screen (e.g.suicide, self-harm, aggression, vulnerability, absconding risk, risks to dependent children, and risk of disrupted attachment)

Family perspective

Client perspective

Goals for treatment

Clinical formulation

Treatment plan

Literature and references
In this assessment use at least 10 contemporary references (<10 years) to support your discussion. You may also use seminal scholarly literature where relevant. Suitable references include peer-reviewed journal articles as well as textbooks and credible websites. When sourcing information, consider the 5 elements of a quality reference: currency, authority, relevance, objectivity, and coverage. Grey literature sourced from the internet must be from reputable websites such as from government, university, or peak national bodies: for example, the Australian College of Nursing or the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Requirements
Use a conventional and legible size 12 font, such as Times New Roman or Arial, with 1.5 line spacing and 2.54cm page margins (standard pre-set margin in Microsoft Word).
Include page numbers on each page in a footer.
Write in the third-person perspective.
Use formal academic language
Use headings
Use the Harvard referencing style. The CQUniversity Academic Learning Centre has an online Harvard Referencing Style Guide.
The word count is considered from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion. The word count excludes the reference list but includes in-text references and direct quotations.
Resources
You can use unit provided materials and other credible sources (e.g.journal articles, books) to reference your argument. The quality and credibility of your sources are important.
We recommend that you access your discipline specific library guide: Social Work and Community Services Guide.
We recommend you use EndNote to manage your citations and reference list. More information on how to use EndNote is available at the CQUniversity Library website.
For information on academic communication please go to the Academic Learning Centre Moodle site. The Academic Communication section has many helpful resources including information for students with English as a second language.
Submit a draft before the due date to review your Turnitin Similarity Score before making a final submission. Instructions are available here.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (10 Sept 2021) 6:00 pm AEST

Upload electronically to moodle


Return Date to Students

As per policy


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

SOWK13012: Professional practice and mental health

Assessment 2: Marking Criteria/Rubric

HD 84.5-100%

D 74.5-84.49%

C 64.50-74.49%

P 49.50-64.49%

F <49.5%

MARKS

Presentation and Structure – overall submission (10%)

Excellent discussion which completely conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment cover page including name, student number, and word count.

Uses headers

Correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs.

Introduction and Conclusion have been written.

Within expected word length.

Discussion mostly conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines.

Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count.

Uses headers

Correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs. Introduction and conclusion have been written. Within expected word limit.

Discussion adequately conforms to the: Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Mostly correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, content can occasionally be difficult to follow or understand.

Mostly uses headers

Introduction and conclusion have been written. Within expected word limit.

Discussion occasionally conforms to the: Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Somewhat correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, content often, can be difficult to follow or understand.

Some headers. Introduction and conclusion have been written. Within/exceeds expected word limit.

Discussion unsuccessfully conforms to the: Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Poor spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, making content difficult to read or follow. No Headers Introduction and conclusion have not been included. Deviates from expected word limit.

/10

Demonstrated understanding of Alison’s presenting issues………(20%)

Excellent demonstration of understanding of Alison’s presenting issues

Very good understanding demonstration of understanding of Alison’s presenting issues

Good demonstration of understanding of Alison’s presenting issues

Fair demonstration of understanding of Alison’s presenting issues

Poor or no application and demonstration of understanding of Alison’s presenting issues

/20

Demonstrates an understanding of contemporary mental health issues that are relevant to Alison........(30%)

Excellent understanding of mental health issues relevant to Alison

Very good understanding of mental health issues relevant to Alison

Good understanding of mental health issues relevant to Alison

Fair understanding of mental health issues relevant to Alison

Poor or no understanding of mental health issues relevant to Alison

/30

Demonstrates an ability to develop a clinical formulation that integrates a social work and mental health analysis of Alison’s needs……………………………………………………………………………(30%)

Excellent ability to develop a clinical formulation that integrates social work and mental health analysis

Very good ability to develop a clinical formulation that integrates social work and mental health analysis

Good ability to develop a clinical formulation that integrates social work and mental health analysis

Fair ability to develop a clinical formulation that integrates social work and mental health analysis

Poor or no ability to develop a clinical formulation that integrates social work and mental health analysis

…...../30

Referencing……………………………………………………………………………………………(10%)

All literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 10 references Harvard referencing formatted used with no mistakes.

Most of the literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 8 references. Harvard referencing formatted used with minimal. mistakes

Most of the literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 6 references. Harvard referencing formatted used with some mistakes.

Some of literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 5 references Harvard referencing formatted used with many mistakes

Most of the literature used is inappropriate and not from a scholarly source. Harvard referencing formatted not used. Less than 5 references

…/10

TOTAL MARKS


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Moodle Upload

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse the social construction of mental health.
  • Critically evaluate models of mental health, their corollary intervention strategies and the professionals' role in delivering those various models and strategies.
  • Critically evaluate the use of current mental health status and assessment tools.
  • Integrate social work/allied health strategies within an interdisciplinary context using professional values and ethics.
  • Critically evaluate different models for mental health practice with individuals, families and communities.
  • Propose relevant effective and culturally appropriate evidence based strategies for intervention.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment of social justice and human rights 3 (1500 words)

Task Description

Aim

The aim of this assessment is to develop your knowledge of human rights/social justice perspective of a mental health issue.

Instructions

Please follow the steps below to complete your assessment task:

Word length: 1500 words


In this Assessment Task, you are required to write an essay:

Examine a contemporary mental health issue (list below) and consider the historical and socio-political and economic contexts that have shaped the issue.

Demonstrate an understanding of the social consequences of the issue including race, gender and discrimination.

How might social workers practice within a social justice framework to protect the human rights of those experiencing the social consequences of the particular mental health issue identified.

Mental health issue:

  • Drug and alcohol addiction

  • Eating disorders

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Schizophrenia

  • Personality disorder

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Post-partum depression

Literature and references

In this assessment use at least 10 contemporary references (<10 years) to support your discussion. You may also use seminal scholarly literature where relevant. Suitable references include peer-reviewed journal articles as well as textbooks and credible websites. When sourcing information, consider the 5 elements of a quality reference: currency, authority, relevance, objectivity, and coverage. Grey literature sourced from the internet must be from reputable websites such as from government, university, or peak national bodies: for example, the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Requirements

  • Use a conventional and legible size 12 font, such as Times New Roman or Arial, with 1.5 line spacing and 2.54cm page margins (standard pre-set margin in Microsoft Word).

  • Include page numbers on each page in a footer.

  • Write in the third-person perspective.

  • Use academic formal language.

  • Use the Harvard referencing style. The CQUniversity Academic Learning Centre has an online Harvard Referencing Style Guide.

  • The word count is considered from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion. The word count excludes the reference list but includes in-text references and direct quotations.

Resources


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Monday (11 Oct 2021) 9:00 am AEST

Electronic submission via moodle


Return Date to Students

Electronic Feedback


Weighting
25%

Minimum mark or grade
This assessment must be submitted to pass the unit.

Assessment Criteria

SOWK13012: Professional practice and mental health

Assessment 3: Marking Criteria/Rubric

HD 84.5-100%

D 74.5-84.49%

C 64.50-74.49%

P 49.50-64.49%

F <49.5%

MARKS

Presentation and Structure – overall submission (10%)

Excellent discussion which completely conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment cover page including name, student number, and word count.

Uses headers

Correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs.

introduction and Conclusion have been written.

Within expected word length.

Discussion mostly conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines.

Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count.

Uses headers

Correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs. Introduction and conclusion have been written. Within expected word limit.

Discussion adequately conforms to the: Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Mostly correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, content can occasionally be difficult to follow or understand.

Mostly uses headers

Introduction and conclusion have been written. Within expected word limit.

Discussion occasionally conforms to the: Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Somewhat correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, content often, can be difficult to follow or understand.

Some headers. Introduction and conclusion have been written. Within/exceeds expected word limit.

Discussion unsuccessfully conforms to the: Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Poor spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, making content difficult to read or follow. No Headers Introduction and conclusion have not been included. Deviates from expected word limit.

…....../10

HD 84.5-100%

D 74.5-84.49%

C 64.50-74.49%

P 49.50-64.49%

F <49.5%

MARKS

Critically reflects on contemporary mental health issues and the implications for practice………(20%)

Advanced critical analysis of the presenting issues, identifies and evaluates all evidence and provides new or critical insights analyses, assumptions and implications for practice

Very good critical analysis of the presenting issues, identifies and evaluates all evidence and provides critical insights analyses, assumptions and implications for practice

Good critical analysis of the presenting issues, identifies and evaluates most evidence and provides critical insights analyses, assumptions and implications for practice

Fair analysis of the presenting issues, identifies and some evidence and provides some analysis, assumptions and implications for practice

Poor or no analysis of the presenting issues, assumptions or implications for practice

/25

Critically evaluates the historical, socio-political, and economic context that has shaped the issue........(25%)

Advanced critical analysis of the presenting issues, identifies and evaluates all evidence and provides new or critical insights analyses, assumptions and implications for practice. Attention is given to the historical, socio-political and economic contexts.

Very good critical analysis of the presenting issues, identifies and evaluates all evidence and provides critical insights analyses, assumptions and implications for practice. Mostly attention is historical, socio-political and economic contexts.

Good critical analysis of the presenting issues, identifies and evaluates most evidence and provides critical insights analyses, assumptions and implications for practice. Some attention is historical, socio-political and economic contexts.

Fair analysis of the presenting issues, identifies and some evidence and provides some analysis, assumptions and implications for practice. Limited attention is historical, socio-political and economic contexts.

Poor or no analysis of the presenting issues, assumptions or implications for practice or any attention to the historical, socio-political and economic contexts

…........ /25

Critically assesses opportunities with mental health to ensure a focus on social justice and human rights.…………(25%)

Advanced critical analysis of the presenting issues, identifies and evaluates all evidence and provides new or critical insights analyses, assumptions and implications for practice. Attention is paid to how social workers work within a social justice framework to protect human rights

Very good critical analysis of the presenting issues, identifies and evaluates all evidence and provides critical insights analyses, assumptions and implications for practice. Mostly attention is paid to how social workers work within a social justice framework to protect human rights

Good critical analysis of the presenting issues, identifies and evaluates most evidence and provides critical insights analyses, assumptions and implications for practice. Some attention is paid to how social workers work within a social justice framework to protect human rights

Fair analysis of the ability to of the presenting issues, identifies and some evidence and provides some analysis, assumptions and implications for practice. Limited attention is paid to how social workers work within a social justice framework to protect human rights

Poor or no analysis of the presenting issues, assumptions or implications for practice or any attention paid to how social workers work within a social justice framework to protect human rights.

……/25

Referencing………………………………………………………………………………………………(15%)

All literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 10 references Harvard referencing formatted used with no mistakes.

Most of the literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 8 references. Harvard referencing formatted used with minimal. mistakes

Most of the literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 6 references. Harvard referencing formatted used with some mistakes.

Some of literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 5 references Harvard referencing formatted used with many mistake

Most of the literature used is inappropriate and not from a scholarly source. Harvard referencing formatted not used. Less than 5 references

……/15

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Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse the social construction of mental health.
  • Critically evaluate models of mental health, their corollary intervention strategies and the professionals' role in delivering those various models and strategies.
  • Critically evaluate the use of current mental health status and assessment tools.
  • Integrate social work/allied health strategies within an interdisciplinary context using professional values and ethics.
  • Critically evaluate different models for mental health practice with individuals, families and communities.
  • Propose relevant effective and culturally appropriate evidence based strategies for intervention.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?