Courses Catalogue

Developmental Social Work

COURSE CODE: SWS 3101
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 Description

The course exposes the students to the concepts and models of social development.
The course describes the key elements of developmental social work. An emphasis is put to demonstrate how these elements inform social work on development in a range of practice and organization contexts, with a pivotal focus on social development. Specifically, the course seeks to enhance development ideas of the students.

COURSE AIM
The Course aims at helping social work students gain knowledge and practical skills to use social work profession as one of the tools for National Development.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  • Describe the elements and key concepts of the developmental social work, including, participation, changing nature of social work.
  • Develop a helping relationship once a problem is presented to them
  • Apply the skills to the different field of social practice and the contemporary practice in Uganda
  • Develop generic communication skills relevant to social and national development.
  • Explain the links between social work theory and practice to national development issues in Uganda.
  • Analyze the conceptual and practical implications of the shift from the remedial social work model of the broader social development paradigm.
  • Explain the participatory learning models, with a view of developing the knowledge and skills needed for the social development paradigms.