SOWK13012 - Professional Practice and Mental Health

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2017

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% response rate.

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.

Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Some students reported that they would like to see the content included in the residential school- in a face to face environment.
Recommendation
Social work team to consider mental health content being including in the curriculum review at planning day.
Action Taken
This is incorporated into case studies that students can role play at the residential.
Source: 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
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Email feedback
Feedback
Students reported to value the detailed feedback on assessments
Recommendation
Continue to provide comprehensive feedback on assessmetns
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment