6/27/2019 Syllabus – SOCW-6101-28,Essential Skills for SWP.2017 ... ; 1/6 SOCW 6101: Essential Skills for Social Work Practice Student Support and Calendar Information So you have all key information available to you off-line, it is highly recommended that you print the following items for your reference: Syllabus, including the Course Schedule, located below as a linked PDF Term Calendar Student Support Credit Hours 5 quarter hours Walden University assigns credit hours based on the number and type of assignments that enable students to achieve the course learning objectives. In general, each semester credit equals about 42 hours of total student work and each quarter credit equals about 28 hours of total student work. This time requirement represents an approximate average for undergraduate work and the minimum expectations for graduate work. The number and kind of activities estimated to fulfill time requirements will vary by degree level and student learning style, and by student familiarity with the delivery method and course content. Course Description This course is designed for students to gain foundation-level social work skills on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice. Students in the course explore how to set professional boundaries and exhibit professional demeanor conducive to social work practice. They further examine appropriate ethical conduct, client engagement, active listening, empathetic responses, and interviewing skills. Students also apply the Generalist Intervention Model in a culturally competent manner through engagement, assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, termination, and follow-up with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Note : In addition to the course materials listed by the program, this course also requires that students have access to a webcam (minimum resolution at 640x480 standard definition), which they will begin using the first week of class. Course Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for this course. Course Outcomes Masters in Social Work Program Outcomes Graduates of Walden’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program will be prepared to:
6/27/2019 Syllabus – SOCW-6101-28,Essential Skills for SWP.2017 ... ; 2/6 1. Develop a professional orientation and identity as a social worker. 2. Apply legal and ethical standards in the administration of social work. 3. Apply principles of advocacy that promote cultural understanding and positive social change in individuals, communities, and society. 4. Utilize evidence-based research and critical thinking skills to inform practice in meeting the needs of diverse clientele.
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