1 x 50-minute lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 8-hour independent study daily
1 22.5 Units of DSRS2 topics
2 DSRS2236 - Practicum B - Disability and Community Rehabilitation
3 Admission into BEDECSEBDS-B Education (Early Childhood & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
3a Admission into BEDPRSEBDS-B Education (Primary R-7 & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
3b Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
3c Admission into BEDSBSE-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Special Education
4 13.5 Units of DSRS2 topics
5 Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
6 13.5 units DSRS topics
7 Admission into BBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
8 1 of DSRS1201, DSRS1209, DSRS2232, DSRS2236
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2) or ((3 or 3a or 3b or 3c) and 4) or (5 and 6) or (7 and 8))
Enrolment not permitted
DSRS3210 has been successfully completed
Assignments; Tutorial Participation
Topic description
This topic provides an introduction to the theoretical principles which enable and underpin effective case management practice in disability, rehabilitation and other human service settings. Areas covered include: determining eligibility and assessment needs; developing, monitoring and evaluating individual program plans; advocacy and negotiation in a team environment; timeliness and cost-effectiveness of service provision; record keeping and report writing. Differences between case and caseload management are outlined, and issues relevant to particular client groups are explored
Educational aims
This topic focuses on the theory and practice of case management skills that apply to a range of disability and community rehabilitation service settings, with an emphasis on gaining:

  • An understanding of the knowledge and skills required to facilitate the central roles, functions and stages of case and caseload management

  • Skills in report writing, negotiation and advocacy in a team environment

  • An understanding of the ethical, professional and self-care issues associated with the case management process in multidisciplinary team environments.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. A theoretical understanding of the case management process, including a local and International Indigenous perspective

  2. Application of listening, attending and observation skills to clarification of the statements and needs of others with regard to Case Management (CM) issues

  3. An ability to work individually and with team members to assist clients to formulate specific goals related to their needs

  4. Increased awareness of service organisations, and knowing when to refer to other programs

  5. How to sensitively reach case closure and withdrawal of direct service to the client

  6. An understanding of the importance of ethical, professional and self-care issues in effective maintenance of human service roles

  7. An increased understanding of the impact of personal values and cultural perspectives, and attitudes on effective case management practice, and the ability to articulate this

  8. A commitment to facilitating own and peers learning through participation in team activities.