This paper has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and enhance skills in care and protection work.
|Paper title||Special Topic in Care and Protection|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,286.42|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,267.52|
- Limited to
- BSW, MA
- May not be credited with SOWK 411 or SOWX 411 completed in 2013
- Suitable for fourth-year Bachelor of Social Work students. This paper is an optional paper.
- Teaching staff
- Co-ordinator: Nicola Atwool
- Paper Structure
- One 3-hour seminar per week.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Attendance at a full-day workshop in the second week of the first semester and in the final week of the first semester in Dunedin is a compulsory part of the programme.
- Readings will be provided. There is no set text.
- Course outline
- A course outline will be made available to students at the commencement of teaching.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of this paper students will
- Understand the long-term impact of abuse and neglect in childhood
- Understand the legislative and policy framework in relation to the care and protection of vulnerable children and adults
- Develop a critical awareness of the ethical dilemmas and the positional power that social workers exercise
- Understand and be able to identify potential risk and protective factors
- Have the ability to plan an effective intervention strategy
- Have the capacity to engage in reflexive practice
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website