Sep 19, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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SW 4801 - Social Work Practice I


The first of the two semester senior social work practice courses, SW 4801 is designed to teach students the basic concepts and skills of generalist social work, focusing on both micro practice, particularly assessment of individuals and families, and macro practice, beginning assessment of organizations and communities. Classwork focuses on learning the skills of social work intervention with individuals and families, groups, and social systems at all levels. Introduces and guides students through the initial stages of practice evaluation used for purposes such as analyzing the level of goal attainment and the effectiveness of interventions with individuals, groups, families or communities.

Requisites: Sr and Social Work major (BA6601 or BS6605)
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to analyze the organization structure of human service agencies and begin to assess program effectiveness
  • Students will be able to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of human service delivery systems and their effects on clients
  • Students will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of practice with individuals, groups, families and communities by developing a research proposal and carrying out the initial phases (to be completed in the following semester)
  • Students will be able to define generalist social work practice and its place in the development of the profession
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of case recording
  • Students will be able to describe the basic values of the profession as well as ethical behavior within professional social work contexts
  • Students will be able to demonstrate sensitivity for working with human diversity in social work settings
  • Students will be able to recognize and assimilate skills involved in the preliminary, beginning, contracting, implementation, evaluation, and transition phases of work with individuals, families, groups and communities
  • Students will be able to explain the purpose and function of the social work profession and identify and define major roles performed by social work practitioners
  • Students will be able to employ the steps in the “planned change” process with in-depth understanding of the engagement and assessment phases
  • Students will be able to utilize a biopsychosocial, strengths-based perspective to conduct an assessment interview and formulate goals with an individual or family client system
  • Students will able to identify and define major roles performed by social work practitioners



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