first cycle 30 credits

Social work in a Local and Global context - Continuation

Summary

The course aims to develop the students´ knowledge and understanding in relation to social policy, social problems and living conditions from a multicultural perspective in relation to social work in a local and global context. A focus on examining the diversity of European welfare models allow you to compare and contrast models of service delivery within social care and social work. Social vulnerability is discussed in relation to four main themes; children and families; ageing; migration and drug addiction and you´ll undertake a research-focused text in relation to relevant research and frame of theory is developed according to this.

Admission requirements

1. General eligibility, 30 ECTS in Social Work, Social Pedagogy or Social Policy
2. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school.

Selection:

credits 100%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2017

Course Code:
HS164E revision 1
Swedish name:
Socialt arbete i lokal och global miljö - fortsättningskurs
Level of specialisation
G1F
Main fields of study:
Social Work
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
14 June 2016
Decision-making body:
Enforcement date:
28 August 2017

Entry requirements

1. General eligibility, 30 ECTS in Social Work, Social Pedagogy or Social Policy
2. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

Independent course in the main field of social work at level 31-60 credits, can be included in the degree requirements for a Bachelor's degree in social work.

Purpose

The course aims to develop the students´ knowledge and understanding in relation to social policy, social problems and living conditions from a multicultural perspective in relation to social work in a local and global context.

Contents

The course consists of three modules:

1. Social Policy and Comparative welfare models, 10 credits

Contents

Module 1 deals with social policy and social work organization in different situations on the basis of a comparative perspective. The practice of social work in an international environment is discussed. Moreover, it focuses knowledge of various welfare systems in terms of social policy and social work. Social vulnerability is discussed through four different themes; children and family, ageing, migration and drug addiction. Furthermore, the course helps to develop the student reflections based on their professional identity. Students are expected to reflect critically, analyze and discuss different aspects of the welfare system, such as social policy, organization, challenges and social work in a Swedish and/or other welfare context.

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course students should be able to:
1. describe and analyze social policies in local and global context,
2. analyze social problems and identify vulnerable groups and environments, and reflect on the meaning of welfare system for people,
3. describe and problematize the social systems in which social work operates, and
4. critically reflect and analyze the different models of welfare and its importance for practical social work.

Learning activities

The knowledge is developed individually, mainly by lectures, reading lists, discussion of cases, as well as by individual and group writing assignments. The student should individually and in groups plan and carry out their studies. The student is supervised through practical method exercises and the writing process. Learning outcomes 1 and 2 are trained by students individually and in groups working on issues raised in the lectures related to literature, laws, regulations and conventions. Course participants will also discuss issues that they themselves set and train to critically examine these. The student should additionally make individual written reflection task regarding both learning objectives 1 and 2. Learning outcome 3 is supported by mandatory group discussions, linked to the case where the student must demonstrate how their own standpoint and values ??influence social work. Learning outcome 4 is supported by a chosen theme implemented as a written in-depth work, which students reflect on and analyze out of different models of welfare and its importance for practical social work.

Assessments

The learning outcome 1 and 4 is assessed through an individual written assignment. Learning outcomes 2 and 3 is assessed individually through active participation in the presentation of the group work and through oral presentations in seminars. The focus of the assessment is based on the ability to argue and justify choices made and to reflect on these choices and the social policy implementation and its consequences in social work. Specific evaluation criteria are presented in the study guide. Any absence in compulsory parts can, at the discretion of the examiner, be compensated by an individual written assignment.
Right to resit
Students who fail the exam, are given the opportunity for two retakes with the same course content and with the same requirements. The student also has the right to take the exam on the same course in the subsequent course under the same rule. Examination and re-examination carried out at the times is specified in the schedule.

2. Preventive Social Work and Interventions, 10 credits

Contents

Module 2 covers both preventive social work and social interventions for target groups based on the content of the module 1. Prevention and intervention in social work focus the social, group and individual levels and from a diversity and life-course perspective, based out of four different themes; children and family, ageing, migration and abuse. Field studies and the practical social work are given special attention. The module discusses inter-professional collaboration and comparison method as well as relationship-based social work. In addition, the user's participation and influence is problematized.

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course students should be able to:
1. analyze the preventive efforts in society, groups and individuals,
2. describe and analyze preventions and interventions in social work based on methods and its theoretical foundations,
3. critically reflect on evidence-based social work, and
4. describe and analyze the social work practice in local and global environment.

Learning activities

The knowledge is developed individually, mainly by lectures, reading lists, discussion of cases, as well as by individual and group writing assignments. The student should individually and in groups plan and carry out their studies. The student is supervised through practical method exercises and the writing process. Learning outcomes 1 and 2 are trained by students individually and in groups working on issues raised in the lectures related to literature, laws, regulations and conventions. Course participants will also discuss issues of their sets and train to critically examine these. The student should additionally carry out an individual written reflection task regarding learning outcomes 1 and 2. Learning outcome 3 is supported by mandatory group discussions, linked to a case where the student must demonstrate how their own standpoint and values ??influence social work. Learning outcome 4 is supported by a chosen theme implemented as a written in-depth work, which students reflect on and analyze the practical social work out of the local context.

Assessments

Learning outcomes 1 and 4 is assessed through individual written assignments. Learning outcomes 2 and 3 is assessed individually through practical application data in the form of group exercises and presentations in seminars in which students must demonstrate an understanding of and critically examine how different methods can be applied in social work focusing defined target groups. The focus of the assessment is based on the ability to argue and justify choices made in practical social work and to reflect on these choices and consequences. Specific evaluation criteria are presented in the study guide. Any absence in compulsory parts can, at the discretion of the examiner, be compensated by an individual written assignment.

Right to resit
Students who fail the exam, are given the opportunity for two retakes with the same course content and with the same requirements. The student has also the right to take the exam on the same course on subsequent occasions by the same rule. Examination and re-examination is done according to set times.

3. Research Methodology, 10 credits

Contents

Module 3 treat concept within research problem, aim and questions as well as the choice of method and materials based on the selected theme in social work. A coherent scientific text with links to relevant research and theory designed are problematized. Data collection and analysis are discussed and scientific works are examined. The module also discusses and analyze experiences of importance for the professional development and the future professional role.

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course students will be able to:
1. justify the choice of methods and reflect on methodological issues in scientific studies and in-depth research questions,
2. review, analyze and reflect on social work practice,
3. present a study that a coherent academic text in social work, and
4. oppose on another student text.

Learning activities

The knowledge is developed individually, mainly by lectures, seminars, discussions and individual written advanced assignment in the form of processing of the scientific article. Students choose a direction for a more detailed work and which forms of work aims to support the different stages of the research process required to carry out a scientific study. The student will individually plan and carry out their studies. Learning outcome 1 is trained by the students individually and in groups by working with the issues raised in the lectures related to the literature and case report with a focus on research-based texts. Learning outcome 2, 3 and 4 are trained by students choosing a focus for a more detailed work, which forms of work aims to support the different stages of the research process required to present a scientific text. The student is supervised through practical method exercises and the writing process. The final seminar, when the scientific text presented and analyzed, is implemented by specific instructions in the group.

Assessments

The module is assessed individually in learning outcome 1 through group discussions. Learning outcomes 2 and 3 is assessed by a written advanced assignment in the form of a scientific article. Learning outcome 4 is assessed through a peer assessment where students give comments on another student's text. The focus of the assessment is based on the ability to argue and justify choices made in a scientific text based on the requirements of specific criteria, which are presented in the study guide. Any absence in compulsory parts can, at the discretion of the examiner, be compensated by individual written assignment.

Examination re-sits
Students who fail the exam, is given the opportunity for two retakes of the same course content and with the same requirements. The student has also the right to take the exam on the same course in the subsequent course under the same rule. Examination and re-examination carried out at the times specified in the schedule.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Reading list and other media

1. Social Policy and Comparative welfare models

Alcock P, Craig G, (2009) International Social Policy: Welfare Regimes in the Developing World. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 320 p.
Bettmann J, Jacques G, Frost C, (2012) International Social Work Practice: Case Studies from a Global Context Paperback. Oxford: Routledge. 288 p.

2. Preventive Social Work and Interventions

Barianaga E, (2014). Social Entrepreneurship – Cases and Concepts. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 201 p.
Munro, E (2008) Effective Child protection, 2 ed. London: Sage publications. 192 p.

Twelvetrees A, (2002) Community Work. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 210 p.

Twelvetrees A, (2002) Community Work. New York: Palgrave. 210 p.

Scientific articles of about 300 pages will be added.

3. Research Methodology

Cruz D, Jones H, (2013) Social work research in practice. Sage publications. 224 p.
Webber M, (2014). Applying Research Evidence in Social Work Practice – Challenges and Opportunities. London: Palgrave MacMillan. 288 p.
Scientific papers, case studies and input to be added est. around 200 p.

Course evaluation

The teacher/examiner is responsible for a formative and a summative evaluation, conducted after the course completion, and that the results of the course evaluation transfer feedback to students. Notes from the feedback of amendments is drawn up and made available in a specified place, as well as feedback to students commencing a module in the next course.

Interim rules

If a course has ceased to be or has undergone major changes, the students in a year after the change has occurred, is offered two opportunities for retesting based on the syllabus in force at registration.


Examination Codes

Contact

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Further information

Ewa Sortberg Bassmann, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-66 57721
Jonas Christensen, Course Responsible PhD, Assistant Prof./Senior Lecturer
Phone: 040-66 57406

Application

28 August 2017 - 12 January 2018 Day-time 100% Malmö

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 41000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 41000 SEK

28 August 2017 - 12 January 2018 Day-time 100% Malmö Application code: mah-75601

National application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 41000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 41000 SEK

Application deadline 18 April

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