Course Title: Social Work Honours Project 1
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Social Work Honours Project 1
Credit Points: 12.00
365H Global, Urban and Social Studies
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022
Course Coordinator: Dr Sonia Martin
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3483
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: Building 8, Level 10
Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses
Successful completion of HUSO2166 Foundations of Social Research
Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.
For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage.
This course requires you to conduct independent research related to social work practice under supervision. You will design and develop a research question, complete a literature review, write a project methodology and design a research project. The project is completed in Social Work Honours Project 2.
The course will combine independent research with classes focused on topic selection, project design and writing a research proposal.
Please note that if you take this course for a Bachelor Honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a Bachelor Honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Program Learning Outcomes
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
- apply a body of interdisciplinary knowledge, values and skills in working with and for society’s most vulnerable and marginalised individuals, families, groups and communities
- demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and practical reasoning when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline of social work
- use appropriate research methods to independently design and execute a professional or research project
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Analyse the ways in which social research informs professional practice in the human services
- Analyse the scope and diversity of social work research and articulate the contribution to professional practice
- Review, analyse and synthesise existing research literature to inform scholarship and professional practice
- Design, plan and implement an applied social research project
Overview of Learning Activities
You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as individual research, group and class discussions, and presentations.
Overview of Learning Resources
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
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 learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.
Assessment Task 1: Literature Review, 25%, CLO1, CLO2, CLO3
Assessment Task 2: Research Proposal, 75% approximately 3,000 words, CLO1, CLO2, CLO3 and CLO 4
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 coordinator 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.