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SOWK320 Introduction to Professional Practice

Introductory study and application of social work roles and skills in preparation for practice.

This paper prepares students for their fieldwork placements. The goals of this professional practice paper are based on learning basic interpersonal skills that will assist students to engage purposefully with the clientèle of social services. This means assisting students to understand and apply a range of social work skills in different social service contexts.

Paper title Introduction to Professional Practice
Paper code SOWK320
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Restriction
SOWK 420, SOWX 320, SOWX 420
Limited to
BSW
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinators and Lecturers: Liz McCafferty and Susan Wason
Paper Structure
The paper will include topics related to practice skills. The paper will cover communication skills as well as skills required for placement and practice.
Teaching Arrangements
This paper combines three-hour weekly workshops that include role-plays, discussions, observations, readings, and individual and group work. The skill-based learning framework should enable students to cover the course content and assessment requirements and participate cooperatively and supportively with fellow students.
Textbooks
Maidment, J & Egan, R (Eds) (2016) Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare: More than just common sense (3rd Ed.). Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin
Course outline
A course outline will be made available at the commencement of the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Understand the integrated application of the ecological model to social work practice
  • Have developed competence in basic interpersonal skills
  • Have satisfactorily completed a 'readiness for practice' test

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Friday 09:00-16:50 9

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-15:50 10-15, 18-22

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Friday 09:00-16:50 9

Introductory study and application of social work roles and skills in preparation for practice.

This paper prepares students for their fieldwork placements. The goals of this professional practice paper are based on learning basic interpersonal skills that will assist students to engage purposefully with the clientele of social services. This means assisting students to understand and apply a range of social work skills in different social service contexts.

Paper title Introduction to Professional Practice
Paper code SOWK320
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First 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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Restriction
SOWK 420, SOWK 570, SOWX 320, SOWX 420
Limited to
BSW
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinators and Lecturers: Liz McCafferty and Susan Wason
Paper Structure
The paper will include topics related to practice skills. The paper will cover communication skills as well as skills required for placement and practice.
Teaching Arrangements
This paper combines three-hour weekly workshops that include role-plays, discussions, observations, readings, and individual and group work. The skill-based learning framework should enable students to cover the course content and assessment requirements and participate cooperatively and supportively with fellow students.
Textbooks
Maidment, J & Egan, R (Eds) (2016) Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare: More than just common sense (3rd Ed.). Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin
Course outline
A course outline will be made available at the commencement of the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Understand the integrated application of the ecological model to social work practice
  • Have developed competence in basic interpersonal skills
  • Have satisfactorily completed a 'readiness for practice' test

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Friday 09:00-16:50 9

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-15:50 10-13, 15-22

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Friday 09:00-16:50 9