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(SOCW 471) Health and Social Work

This course will explore generalist social work opportunities across the health care continuum.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites Admission to major or instructor consent
Offered Spring
Programs Social Work (BSW)

Course Learning Outcomes

Each student who passes this course will be able to do the following:

  1. Students will be able to define and articulate basic medical social work: terminology, various roles of social work within a healthcare setting and basic understanding/familiarity of local community resources.
  2. Students will be able to familiarize with basic social worker roles within a healthcare setting.
  3. Students will be able to construct rationale for the selection and identification of critical elements of application and evaluation of practice approaches for work with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
  4. Students will be able to articulate personal and professional values and promote the skills required to perform as valued entry-level social workers.
  5. Students will be able to increase knowledge of community resources for purposes of consultation, collaboration, advocacy, referral, and networking on behalf of clients and families.
  6. Students will be able to discuss the importance of self-awareness as it impacts professional practice and ethical decision-making through the application of a strengths/resilience approach to analyze the social worker role.
  7. Students will be able to make ethical decisions by applying the standards of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics, relevant laws and regulations, models for ethical decision making, ethical conduct of research, and additional codes of ethics within the profession as appropriate by context. (PB1)
  8. Students will be able to advocate for human rights at the individual, family, group, organizational, and community system levels. (PB5)
  9. Students will be able to use social justice, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive lenses to assess how social welfare policies affect the delivery of and access to social services. (PB11)
  10. Students will be able to apply critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance human rights and social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. (PB12)