BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-340 - Social Work & Healthcare - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-340 - Social Work & Healthcare - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This is one of the required courses for the Aboriginal healthcare specialization. This course is intended to prepare students for practice within a healthcare setting. The course content will examine the role of social work in healthcare, methods of intervention and health promotion, assessments, treatment interventions, discharge planning, and documentation. The class will build skills through the analysis of theory, policy, ethics and social justice issues within a healthcare setting. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze social determinants of health and their influence on marginalized groups. There will be an emphasis on the implications for Aboriginal people.
Part of the:
  • BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Department
  • Prerequisites : Program admission and/or instructor permission
    Course Outline
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    Contact Hours: 39
    Student Evaluation
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    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    • describe the issues associated with social work practice in health settings;
    • explain and critique the role of social work and other disciplines within health settings;
    • critically analyze the features and implications of patient levels of health engagement;
    • demonstrate an understanding of social workers as agents of change in patient care;
    • describe and identify theory and policy relevant to health and wellness;
    • articulate the relationship between health/illness and social location;
    • identify and explain ethical issues specific to social work within health settings;
    • conduct an assessment that considers social determinants of health, system navigation, resource linkages, advocacy & documentation;
    • describe anti-oppression practice skills necessary to support and advocate for clients engaged in the medical system;
    • analyze and describe Canada’s health system and the influence of Neo-liberal ideology;
    • articulate the complexity, prevalence and influence of grief and loss on individual health;
    • explain medical diagnoses, prognoses and their interface with social work practice in health; and
    • describe and articulate social justice issues within healthcare.
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