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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Singapore Second semester 2011 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Ms Lesley Hewitt (Group work) & Ms Louise Oliaro (Family work)


The unit comprises two sections: 'Group work' and 'Family work'. 'Group work' examines the historical development of group work; the group work process with emphasis on the beginning, ending and enhancing communication in groups; group leadership styles and terminating groups. In 'Family work', family functioning is explained from a variety of theoretical frameworks drawing out the implications for practice.


To enable students to understand and articulate the theories and practices relevant to working with families and groups.


'Group work' - written assignments (2250 words): 50%
'Family work' - written assignment (2250 words): 50%.
Both components must be passed in order to gain an overall pass in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Deb Weston

Contact hours

4 hours per week


A pass in SWK3240. Social Work units are available only within the context of the Bachelor of Social Work degree, or with permission.