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SOCWORK 702 - Social Work with Older People

Course code
Social Work with Older People
Counselling, Human Services, and Social Work
Delivery modes
Block Intensive (intensive on-campus days)
Course director

Barbara Staniforth

Course description

Critically explores advanced research, theories and practice of social work with older people from an ecological systems perspective. Content will examine opportunities and challenges presented as people live longer and develop the contributions of social work and social policy to positive aging strategies. Consideration will be given to the bicultural and diverse contexts of practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Course overview

As we are living in a time where the ageing population is increasing, it is inevitable that social workers will come across working with an older person in their field of practice. Therefore this course are of relevance for every social worker. Those who are currently working in this field, as well as those interested to pursue this as an area of interest for future options will both benefit too.

This is course is designed with the intention to address the most current, pressing and prominent matters in working with older people across a variety of themes. With the increasing older population, both social workers in practice and students will benefit from this course due to its relevance in a variety work environments.

You'll hear from expert practitioners in their fields and expert panels, including from medical and legal fields, who add valuable insight and practice experience to the content of this course. Students will engage with cutting-edge research and apply it to their specific area of interest.

Course Coordinators

Karin Jansen

Currently scheduled classes

2019 Epsom (Semester 1): Block Lecture sessions on Thursdays 14 March, 28 March, 11 April, 9 May and 23 May from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00pm

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