Explore the role of social workers in various health care settings, as well as best practices for related interventions. The biopsychosocial impact of illness, injury, treatment and loss are evaluated with emphasis on cultural sensitivity. In addition, knowledge of medical terminology, common illnesses and treatment options, including alternative holistic options, are evaluated. Develop an understanding of policies currently impacting access to care and trends in health insurance. Four hours per week.
SOWK 622 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE II (Spring 2020)
Second of three practice courses preparing students for a generalist approach to social work practice. Expands basic knowledge, values, ethics and skills, with emphasis on mezzo-level problem solving. Includes theories and techniques for planning, assessment and advocacy for family and small group intervention. Prerequisite: SOWK 620. Three hours per week.
SOWK 685 FIELD INSTRUCTION IV (Spring 2020)
The second of a two-semester (fall/spring) sequence of supervised advanced field practicum experience in the delivery of social services where students are required to continue to work three days a week the same social welfare agency the student entered in SOWK 665 under the supervision of an agency-based field instructor with an M.S.W. Successful completion of the two-course sequence requires a student to fulfill a minimum of 672 hours of field instruction within the same social welfare agency accumulated across the fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: SOWK 665 with a grade of C or better. Three working days per week. A seminar with small group discussions on field experiences with related written assignments and activities conducted concurrently.