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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 First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2011 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Max Liddell


Most social work is practiced in an organisational setting. In order to work effectively, social workers need to understand organisational processes and how they impact on practice. This unit studies organisational theory and structure and research knowledge about organisations as a basis for assessing human service organisations. This knowledge is applied particularly in the areas of program planning and evaluation and organisational change.


By the end of this unit students should be able to use knowledge gained from theory and research to assess organisations; and have beginning competence in program planning, program evaluation, and organisational change.


Essay (1500 words): 33%
Major essay (3000 words): 67%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Grace Brown

Contact hours

3 hours per week


SWK3180 and SWK3410