Undergraduate Course: Working with Complexity in Social Work 1 (UG) (SCWR10020)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to help students to begin to develop an understanding of what the social work role is in an ever-shifting economic, political and cultural setting.
This course is taught using a problem-based learning approach in which students work together in small groups. Problem-based learning takes the form of Enquiry & Action Learning and is designed to enhance students' problem solving skills and knowledge of the theory, skills and values of social work in its different contexts. The EAL group work is supported by teaching and learning on continuity and change, care and control, capacity and coercion, collaboration and working with others, carer and user movements, ethics and codes of practice and social work skills.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On completion of the course participants will be able to describe and evaluate:
1. The statutory framework governing social work practice across a range of service user groups.
2. The complex relationships between care, control and justice in social welfare and community justice and their practical and ethical implications.
3. The policy context of joint working, some of the issues raised by this and the factors and processes facilitating effective service integration, inter-agency collaboration and partnership.
4. Co-production with service users and carers in developing collaborative partnerships in social work practice.
5. The legal requirements relating to data protection and the rights of citizens to have access to information held about them.
Three main SiESWE learning requirements will be principally addressed in this course: units 2, 3 and 4.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||6 hour(s) per week for 7 week(s).
|Course organiser||Ms Susan Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)50 6646
|Course secretary||Mrs Jane Marshall
Tel: (0131 6)50 3912