HCS531 Leading Service Development in Human Services Organisations (16)

This subject requires students to critically analyse organisational responses to a specific area of human service activity and associated social policy. The subject will develop students' understanding of the policy process and its contribution to the historical and contemporary service development in the chosen area of interest. Students will acquire a capacity to critique and influence policy development and implementation.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HCS531. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

For Coursework Masters degree students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a substantial historical and contemporary professional knowledge base in an area of human service work or social policy (which they have studied)
  • be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the relevance of such knowledge to contemporary policy and service development in an area of human service work or social policy (which they have studied)
  • be able to demonstrate capacity to contribute to policy and service development in an organisational context at local, regional and/or international levels
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to critique existing policy and service frameworks in an area of human service work or social policy (which they have studied)
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to contribute to the revision and construction of innovative policy and service responses to existing or emerging issues in an area of human service work or social policy (which they have studied).

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

- Principles of social policy development: Rights, Justice, Equity - Policy development and review processes in public and non-government contexts - Contemporary policy and service responses in an area of human service work or social policy on the basis of gender, culture, race/ethnicity, dis/ability and disadvantage - Organisational and community based strategies for innovative policy and service development in an area of human service work or social policy - Engaging in national and global responses for innovative policy and service development in an area of human service work or social policy

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HCS531 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Service analysis: annotated bibliography
40
2
Service analysis report and recommendations
60

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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