Courses Catalogue

Social Work And The Law In East Africa

COURSE CODE: SWS 3201
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

This particular course provides an important link between social work practice and the law.  It recognizes the fact the law is central to social work regulating practice, ensuring accountability and provides professionals with the power and the authority to work effectively. Like social work itself, the law is subject to content development and change. This helps students to gain knowledge of basic law aspects that help them understand problem situations within the context of legal framework in developing societies / countries particularly in East Africa and how to better intervene in social work.

COURSE AIM
The course aims at enhancing students’ understanding of the relationship between social work practice and the law. 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Clearly explain the purse of social work profession and key issues including social work values.
  • Explain the relationship between social work and the law.
  • Articulate the role of social work in context selected practice settings with regard to the law, values and issues of human rights.


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