SS5317 - Social Work Practice in a School Setting

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2020/21

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

The aim of this course is to equip social work students to be a competent school social worker at Master’s Degree level. Policy context of school social work in kindergarten, primary schools and secondary schools will be discussed in the first part of the course. Students will be introduced to different theories related to working with children, young people and their families in school social work setting. Students will also be equipped with specific skills through role-play and case discussion in working with their clients in school social work settings, including kindergarten, primary schools and secondary schools. Particular attention will also be paid to understand specialised issues like child abuse and neglect, student suicide, special educational needs and how to work with those clients and their families in different school social work settings. Furthermore, working with different professionals in school social work settings and handling school crisis will also introduced.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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