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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- SOWK 111 or SOWX 111
- SOWK 114, SOWX 114
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- 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.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- 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.
- 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
- 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