SS6291 - Fieldwork I

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
For 2014 cohort

460 hours: 400 hours of Fieldwork + 60 hours of practicum related learning workshops (Concurrent Mode: 25 weeks x 2 days, or Block Mode: 10 weeks x 5 days)

For 2015 cohort and thereafter

400 hours of Fieldwork either in block mode or concurrent mode

For Cohort 2014

SS5209 and
SS5210 and

For Cohort 2015 and thereafter

SS5117 and
SS5209 and
SS5210 and
SS5211 and

Co-requisites: SS6217 (for Cohort 2014)

Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2020/21, Semester B 2020/21

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

The Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) requires the Programme to provide a minimum of 800 hours of practicum and an additional 100 hours of teaching and learning activities related to practicum. The course SS6291 Fieldwork I is designed to partially fulfil the requirements set by the SWRB, i.e. 400 hours of fieldwork practice.

The course SS6291 is designed for both full-time and part-time students. For full-time students of cohort 2015 and thereafter, they may take a concurrent practicum lasting 17 working weeks with three days per week. For part-time students of all cohorts, they may take a concurrent practicum with 25 working weeks and two days per week. Part-time students who work in a social service setting are allowed to take one of their practicum (either SS6291 or SS6292) in their employment agency.

The SS6291A is designed only for full-time students before the cohort 2015. These students may take a block practicum with 10 working weeks and five days per week for their practicum. The course is also offered for exchange students who take their block placement in Hong Kong.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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