Courses Catalogue

Theory And Practice Of Social Work

COURSE CODE: SWS 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

 The Nature of Social Work Theory (3CH)

  • Definition of social work theories
  • Characteristics of theories
  • Functions of theories
  • Categorization of theories
  • Theories Vs models
  • Social work perspectives
  • Specific Social work theories
  • Uses of theory in social work practice.

Social Work Construction of Social Work Theories    (3CH)

  • The relationship between theory and practice
  • Influence of theory on practice (scientific knowledge in social work)
  • Influence of practice on theory (practice knowledge)
  • Potential values of the systems theory

Core Social Work Theories and Their Application    (12CH)

  • Psychodynamic theory
  • Social systems/ecological theory
  • Attachment theory
  • Community theories
  • Behavioral theory

Social Work Models        (12CH)

  • Social action model
  • Basic systems model
  • Life model
  • Eco-map model

Approaches to Community work (9CH)

  • Community Action
  • Community Development
  • Social planning
  • Community Organization
  • Service Extensions
  • Types of community work
  • Top – down community work
  • Bottom up community work

Crisis intervention    (6CH)

  • Stressful events and responses in crisis
  • Steps in crisis intervention

TEACHING METHODS/MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Traditional lecture method.
  • Problem solving using case studies
  • Group work and discussions

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND OR EQUIPMENT

  • LCD Projectors
  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Overhead projectors
  • Flip charts
  • CD’s, DVDs and Tapes