SS4003 - Cultural Sensitivity in Social Work Practice

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

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

Social workers are working with service users from diverse cultural backgrounds in the context of ethnicity, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, age, ableness or religions. This course will enable social work students to

  1. Discover and align personal values with the value base of the profession and its ethical standards and principles.
  2. Discover and examine contemporary issues related to oppressions of different cultural groups in Hong Kong Chinese context (e.g. racial discriminations, homophobia, transphobia) within the lens of social work professional ethics and values.
  3. Apply various practice models such as multicultural competence model, empowerment, affirmative approach to work with different cultural groups in Hong Kong, and to integrate new ideas into practice.
  4. Demonstrate social work skills with critical and creative mind, to practice without discrimination and with respect, and attend to clients’ characteristics, cultural beliefs, and contexts.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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