COUN678-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Group Work: Process and Practice

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


This course aims to introduce students to the theory and practice of working with different types of groups in a helping context. Students will be given the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of group process and group leadership.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to
(a) understand and apply the Solution-focused theoretical foundations of group work in a helping context
(b) understand and apply principles of group leadership  
(c) understand and apply key concepts and issues of group processes and stages of group development
(d) apply this learning in critical and reflective ways through class interaction and assignment preparation



EDEM671, HLTH482

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Health Sciences Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Group leadership exercise 45% Co-leadership exercise facilitated with members of the class.
Group leadership exercise - Written plan and reflection 55% Written Plan including review of literature used to inform topic and planning. Reflexive critique of experience and learning.

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA Value        Marks

A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99

A Pass is 50 marks or over


100% attendance required


Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery.

Requests for extensions

In the event of exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) that prevent you from working, you may apply for an extension before the due date for an assignment.  You should contact the lecturer responsible for that piece of assessment in writing, and explain why you are requesting an extension.


Resubmissions are not accepted.

Aegrotat Considerations

If you are prevented from completing any major item or items of work for assessment in a course, or consider that your performance in any major item or items of work for assessment in a course has been impaired by illness, injury, bereavement or any other critical circumstance you may apply for aegrotat consideration. Aegrotat consideration is available only for major items of work. Major items are examinations, tests and other work worth not less than 10% of the total assessment. Please refer to the UC Policy: (

Where to submit and collect work

FLO students are to submit hard copy Assignments with a cover sheet to the College of Education, Health and Human Development.

By Hand:
Deliver to Assignment Room - Level 2, Rehua by 5.00pm, or at a time directed by course lecturer, on or before the due date.

By Mail:
Send to;
Student and Programme Office
College of Education, Health and Human Development
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $942.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 9 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All COUN678 Occurrences

  • COUN678-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020