Postgraduate Course: Social Science for Social Work (PGSP10001)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course is designed to introduce students to key ideas from sociology, social policy and criminology, to help students understand their relevance for social work and to help students locate their developing learning in a wider social science context. The social policy classes explore social and public policy perspectives which impact on current social work policies and practice in Scotland as well as exploration of social welfare in Europe. The sociology classes give broad introduction to sociological ideas and literature relevant to social work. Some key debates in sociology are examined. The criminology classes give students the opportunity to explore how an understanding of criminological theory is important to social work and in particular criminal justice social work practice
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- An understanding of the idea that the diversity of individual circumstances and life chances may be influenced by public issues of social structure as well as relations at an interpersonal level.
- An understanding of key sociological theories and how these can inform social work practice.
- An understanding of current social policy debates and how social policy issues and trends relate to contemporary social work practice and service delivery.
- An understanding of criminological theory and how criminological theory can inform social work practice.
The course will principally address the learning requirements in SiSWE Standards 1 and 2.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Peter Yates
Tel: 0131 651 1463
|Course secretary||Mrs Jane Marshall
Tel: (0131 6)50 3912