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SOWK410 Special Topic in Care and Protection

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
Paper code SOWK410
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
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Limited to
BSW, MA
Notes
May not be credited with SOWK 411 or SOWX 411 completed in 2013
Eligibility
Suitable for fourth-year Bachelor of Social Work students. This paper is an optional paper.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
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.
Textbooks
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.
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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

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 09:00-16:50 10, 22

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-15:50 11-15, 17-21

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 09:00-16:50 10, 22