SOCW 400

Introduction to Social Work in the Health Care Sector

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

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 a practice framework that focuses on the social determinants of health. The challenges and opportunities of the cultural and organizational contexts of practice are an important focus while examining inter-professional practice. Particular aspects of practice such as appropriate documentation, informed consent and community development are included.


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

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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