Best Practices for Quality Field Education: Conceptual and Empirical Contributions
Field education is arguably the most significant component of the social work curriculum in preparing competent, effective, and ethical social workers. This session will present the theoretical and evidence base for best practices. Field instructors and students can examine their current experiences in light of this information and consider what they are already offering and what they might add to their field education.News
The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)
The UoM Department of Social Work and the Centre for Evidence and Implementation invite you to a free seminar with Laura Damschroder, Investigator with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Center for Clinical Management Research - 4-5pm, Thursday 31 March 2016News
Putting women and children first
Victoria honours Professor Cathy Humphreys for her work in ensuring the safety of women and children through her research into child and family welfare, domestic violence and child abuse, stability and quality for out of home care, developments arising from Victorian legislation on children, youth and families, and the impact of research on policy and practice.News
Lunchtime presentation - Refugee resettelement, belonging and disaster risk reduction
Please join us for this upcoming presentation by Dr Jay Marlowe (University of Auckland) on 'Refugee resettlement, belonging and disaster risk reduction: Case studies from Christchurch and Wellington' on Thursday 12th November 12.30-1.30.News
Forming a partnership to fight domestic violence
Researchers who have dedicated years to family violence prevention, service response and advocacy are pleased the issue has finally broken into the mainstream media and that community and government sectors are actively engaging to break the cycle.News
- Research Themes
The School has clustered the broad array of research activities in its five departments into six themes which cross the boundaries of disciplines and settings. While each theme is distinct, a common characteristic is a focus on disease prevention and the promotion and protection of health and wellbeing.View
- Research Groups
The Department is committed to improving social justice through the development and use of evidence by undertaking meaningful, applied research that addresses some of society's most pressing social concerns. To that end, researchers use a broad range of methodologies – from large database analytics and quantitative enquiry, to qualitative research that draws upon the experiences of individuals, groups and communities – across five different research groups.View
- Graduate Research
Building on the strong reputation of the University of Melbourne as a research intensive university, the Department creates opportunities for its students to achieve research excellence and leadership. The Masters by research and PhD program provides training in diverse methodologies across a range of topic areas.View
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. Experts in every field can be found in labs, hospitals, in the community and in affiliated research institutes.
The School educates graduate entry and post-graduate students through accredited programs tailored to workforce needs nationally and internationally, enabling them to be competent and effective health professionals who are work ready and eligible for registration.
Our graduate entry and post-graduate degrees are tailored to workforce needs nationally and internationally.View
- Short Courses
Expand your horizons by studying a single subject via the Community Access Program (CAP). CAP provides the opportunity to enrol in a single Health Sciences subject to study for general interest or to enhance your career development.View
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.View
Rich collaborative relationships that foster strong research and teaching.
In February 2007, The Social Work Department established a formal Alumni Association.View
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support the work of the Faculty.View
We have strong links with many of Victoria's most widely recognised social work bodies.View
Social work has a strong tradition of collaborative engagement. We have a strong alumni and we value highly our local, national and international relationships.View
Welcome to the Department of Social Work
Professor Marie Connolly, Chair and Head
Social Work, in the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, is a vibrant learning community which seeks to influence professional practice through high quality educational experiences for our students, the conduct of practice-based research and engagement.
The Victorian Institute of Hospital Almoners was established in 1929. This is generally regarded as the beginning of Victorian social work education.
Social work education at the University of Melbourne has a long and distinguished history.