Introduction to Social Service Work Practice
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This course introduces students to the philosophies and practice of social service work through an exploration of its history, the philosophical underpinning, and theoretical perspectives within an evolving historical, political, and ideological context. This includes an examination of the regulatory body, the relationship between the code of ethics, professional standards, and professional accountability that govern professional conduct. This course will help students to comprehend how social stratification, the diverse causes and forms of oppression and marginalization impact people’s lives and why the social service work profession has a commitment to social justice, anti-oppressive practice, empowerment, and critical reflection. In addition, students will explore the various fields of practice, and the significance of the use of self within the professional role.
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