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SOWK201 Fields of Practice

Introductory study and experience in selected areas of practice.

This paper provides an introduction to the challenges of human service practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It covers the fundamental knowledge and values bases underlying human and social services, introducing a range of fields of social service practice.

Paper title Fields of Practice
Paper code SOWK201
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
SOWK 111 or SOWX 111
Restriction
SOWK 114, SOWX 114
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Emily Keddell
Eligibility
This is a compulsory paper for entry into the BSW programme. The paper is also suitable for those wanting an introduction to social work fields of practice.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Paper Structure
The paper covers these key areas:
  • Knowledge and history of social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Professional issues
  • Selected fields and perspectives for practice
Teaching Arrangements
2-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial per week
Textbooks
Required text:
  • Chenoweth, L., and McAuliffee, D.,(2012) The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice: An Introductory Text (3rd Edition). Cengage Learning, Australia
Recommended texts:
  • Connolly, M. and Harms, L. (2009) Social Work: Contexts and Practice. Oxford University Press, Auckland
  • Alston, M. and McKinnon, J., (eds) (2005) Social Work: Fields of Practice. Oxford: Australia
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of social services and their history in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Develop an understanding of professional issues, values and ethics, working across difference and theory in practice
  • Develop knowledge of selected fields covered by social/human services work
  • Gain an understanding of how a holistic perspective is required for practice within each field

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 29-34, 36-41
T2 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41

Introductory study and experience in selected areas of practice.

This paper provides an introduction to the challenges of human service practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It covers the fundamental knowledge and values bases underlying human and social services, introducing a range of fields of social service practice.

Paper title Fields of Practice
Paper code SOWK201
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
SOWK 111 or SOWX 111
Restriction
SOWK 114, SOWX 114
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This is a compulsory paper for entry into the BSW programme. The paper is also suitable for those wanting an introduction to social work fields of practice.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Nicola Atwool
Paper Structure
The paper covers these key areas:
  • Knowledge and history of social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Professional issues
  • Selected fields and perspectives for practice
Teaching Arrangements
2-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial per week.
Textbooks
Required text:
  • Chenoweth, L., and McAuliffee, D.,(2012) The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice: An Introductory Text (3rd Edition). Cengage Learning, Australia
Recommended texts:
  • Connolly, M. and Harms, L. (2009) Social Work: Contexts and Practice. Oxford University Press, Auckland
  • Alston, M. and McKinnon, J., (eds) (2005) Social Work: Fields of Practice. Oxford: Australia
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of social services and their history in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Develop an understanding of professional issues, values and ethics, working across difference and theory in practice
  • Develop knowledge of selected fields covered by social/human services work
  • Gain an understanding of how a holistic perspective is required for practice within each field

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41
T2 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-41