Courses - Faculty of Education And Social Work


Social Work Health Practice

Stage II

SOCHLTH 231
15 Points

Hauora and Social Work Practice

Critically explores the role of social work within community and institutional health settings. Develops an understanding of the social determinants of health and their impact on wellbeing. Considers emotional, psychological, cultural and social impacts of health status and illness on people in Aotearoa New Zealand and identifies core skills for working in this area of social work practice.

Stage III

SOCHLTH 313
15 Points

Mental Health in Social Practice

An exploration of the dynamics of social practice with service users and their whānau/family with mental health issues. This course includes an examination of mental health policy and broad approaches to care and recovery. An overview knowledge of the major mental health illnesses and associated recovery strategies will be provided. The impact of mental health issues in Māori, Pasifika, people with disabilities, young people and refugee and migrant communities will be examined.

SOCHLTH 334
15 Points

Effective Social Work in Health and Disability Services

Explores the role of social work with people who have disabilities or experience disabling conditions through accident, illness and aging. Examines policy and strategies of support for recovery and rehabilitation. Develops skills to address the psychosocial impact of physical loss and change with individuals, carers and families.

SOCHLTH 381
15 Points

Special Topic

Stage IV

SOCHLTH 432
15 Points

Working with Grief and Loss

An in-depth examination of theoretical and cultural perspectives of grief and loss that includes loss associated with trauma, terminal and chronic illness and suicide. Personal experience of loss will also be explored. Content will include developing social work skills and interventions that can assist adults and children experiencing grief, loss and change.

Restriction: SOCHLTH 732

SOCHLTH 481
15 Points

Special Topic

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

SOCHLTH 700
30 Points

Health, Social Justice and Social Work

A critical examination of health disparities, the social dimensions of health and wellbeing and the role of social work. Explores contemporary literature and research to evaluate development strategies in micro and macro practice in health social work. Changes in the delivery of health care and the impact on the social work role and professional identity will be explored with reference to contemporary challenges and opportunities.

Restriction: SOCHLTH 753

SOCHLTH 732
15 Points

Working with Grief and Loss

An in-depth examination of theoretical and cultural perspectives of grief and loss that includes loss associated with trauma, terminal and chronic illness and suicide. Personal experience of loss will also be explored. Content will include contemporary literature and the examination of evidence-informed interventions that can assist adults and children experiencing grief, loss and change.

Restriction: SOCHLTH 432

SOCHLTH 756
30 Points

SOCHLTH 756A
15 Points

SOCHLTH 756B
15 Points

Special Topic

To complete this course students must enrol in SOCHLTH 756 A and B, or SOCHLTH 756

SOCHLTH 757
30 Points

Special Study

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