SOCW 400

Introduction to Social Work in the Health Care Sector

Units: 1.5

Examines the knowledge and skills required for social workers to be effective advocates while carrying out a range of responsibilities in the health sector within the context of a practice framework that focuses on the social determinants of health. The challenges and opportunities provided by the cultural and organizational contexts of practice in health care will be an important focus while examining the inter-professional nature of practice. Particular aspects of practice such as appropriate documentation, informed consent and community development will be included.

Prerequisites:

Undergraduate course in Social Work offered by the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Schedules:
Summer Fall Spring

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