SS2105 - Introduction to Social Work

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

As the first social work course to social work students, this course will introduce to students the generic and generalist components of social work as a profession, including its professional value, ethics, knowledge, process and cross-cultural considerations. Social work students hold a set of values and knowledge about social needs and problems before they start their professional training. In this course, students will evaluate and align their personal values with the professional base and from a macro system perspective. They will also achieve a theoretical orientation to see social needs and problems from the eco-systems perspectives. In the course, of shifting from personal to professional and macro, students will discover their new social responses to human problems and social issues and will take social work training and practice an inventive and creative process, rather than just an instructional process.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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