Course Title: Case Management Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Case Management Practice

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

SOCU2114

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020

SOCU2115

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

SOCU2115

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Internet

PGRDFx2020 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Lisa Harris

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9959

Course Coordinator Email: lisa.harris@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37, Level 4

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course, you will develop an understanding of the complex and evolving process of case management in the criminal justice and related fields. Case management is a process for managing responses to clients’ needs, which commences from the time they enter the criminal justice system or wider human services system until they exit. You will examine and analyse the similarities and differences in the theoretical and practical application of case management practice. This course will utilise a holistic approach to working with a client. You will consider a range of issues and strategies from client assessment, problem solving, goal setting (with the client) planning and implementation issues, working with involuntary clients, engagement, empowerment and monitoring. Another aim of this course is to highlight the importance of worker safety and the utilisation of appropriate supervision.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:  

  1. Discover practical skills in interviewing, risk assessment and case management suited to a variety of criminal justice and criminological settings
  2. Identify and examine contemporary Criminological issues of local and global significance.
  3. Create effective communications on criminological topics in a range of formats and demonstrate awareness of social and cultural diversity relevant to communicating in criminal justice settings.
  4. Demonstrate logical, critical, and creative thinking to propose solutions to a range of Criminological and criminal justice problems.


Course Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  1. Summarise the function of case management in the protective and correctional fields
  2. Explain the theoretical underpinning of case management practice and apply this to practical scenarios
  3. Recognise how to access and utilise resources and networks to meet client needs 
  4. Critically assess client needs and the means of accessing services and networks
  5. Hypothesise privacy, confidentiality, and ethical issues
  6. Critically reflect on how to assess, engage, and work with clients with dual diagnosis/ involuntary clients 


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered  through a blend of learning activities, which may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, videos and student led discussions. The course may be delivered online in modules. 


Overview of Learning Resources

Resources will be available through the Canvas student portal, myRMIT, and RMIT Library resources. You will have the opportunity to contribute collectively to class resources by sharing your own research findings and sources with your peers. 

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

    Assessment Task 1:Interview and Reflection, 30% CLO1-CLO4 

    Assessment Task 2: Presentation, 30%, CLO3-CLO5 

    Assessment Task 3: Risk Assessment, 40%, CLO1-CLO6 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.