HSSW707 – Social work practice with children and youth

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Module code
HSSW707
Module title
Social work practice with children and youth
Prescription
The aim of this module is to critically analyse contemporary theory, approaches and debates related to social work practice with children and young people, and their family and/or whaanau in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Programmes
  • HL7000
  • HS0114
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Critically examine concepts and definitions related to childhood and youth.
2. Critically analyse structural drivers affecting the lives of children and youth, and their families and/or whaanau in Aotearoa New Zealand.
3. Evaluate the application of social work practice theories and models to social work with children and youth.
4. Critically analyse a range of contemporary issues related to social work with children and youth.
5. Critically reflect on professional practice issues related to social work with children and youth.
Content
• Definitions of health and well-being
• Social and cultural determinants of health and well-being
• Hauora Maaori
• Health across the life span
• Legal aspects of health social work
• Inter-professional and multidisciplinary work
• Technology and health social work
• Specialist areas of health social work practice
• Role of social work across health settings.
• Professional social work practice considerations (for example, inter-professional practice, ethics).
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-Integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.