SS4223 - School Social Work

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

The aim of this course is to equip social work students to become a competent school social worker. Working with young people and their families in school social work setting required specialised skills and theoretical base. In this course, students will be introduced to different theories related to working with children, young people and their families, developed clinical skills in working with students with academic, social, or emotional problems to maximize their educational opportunities, develop their potentials and prepare them for responsible adulthood. Students will also be equipped with specific skills and clinical social work practice through role-play and case discussion in working with their clients in school social work settings.  Particular attention will also be paid to understand specialised issues such as the special needs of the students, career counselling, working with different professionals in school social work settings and in handling school crisis.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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