Courses Catalogue

Disability And Social Work Practice

COURSE CODE: SWS2204
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

The dynamism in human physical, mental and cognitive, socio- cultural and environmental phenomena has made the study of disabilities (with social work and social Administration) indispensable.  The course takes a deeper analysis of the nature, scope and forms of disabilities; causes and effects of disabilities; models of disabilities; interventions to disability management; and administration of services for Persons with Disability. The course insights the attitudes and beliefs communities hold about disabilities, policies, and works for protecting the rights of Persons with Disabilities among others.

COURSE AIM
The course is designed to show the role of social workers in the management and care for Persons with Disability, relationship between disabilities and social factors that impend on their lives (like; ostracism, contempt, insensitive social relations, disease, inaccessible structures and services).

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
It is expected that by the end of the course, students will be able;

  • To explain and implement skills for preventing and managing disabilities.
  • To identify concerns for persons living with disabilities (PWDs).
  • Formulate and advocate for policies aimed at managing (primary, secondary and tertiary) levels of disability growth.


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