Course Modules

SYLLABUS AND COURSE DESCRIPTION 

FOUR-YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE       CODE           COURSE TITLE                                                      UNIT

SWK               101                  Introduction to Social Work                                       2

SWK               111                  Communication in Social Work                                  2

SWK               121                  Social deviance and systems organisation                  2

SWK               141                  Field Work Orientation                                               2

REQUIRED ANCILLARY COURSES 

ANT                101      Introduction to Anthropology                                                            4

SOC                101      Introduction to Sociology 1                                                    2

GENERAL STUDIES COURSES

GSP                 101      The Use of English                                                                 2

GSP                 105      Natural Sciences 1                                                                  2

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 2 UNITS)

ECO                101      Principles of Economics                                                          2

PSC                 101      Introduction to Political Science                                            2

PSY                 101      Principles of Psychology                                                         2

REL                101      Introduction to Religion                                                         2

 

Total               20

 

SECOND SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE       CODE                       COURSE TITLE                                                      UNIT

SWK               102      Human Behaviour and the Social Environment                     3

SWK               122      Philosophy and Ethics of Social Work                                   2

SWK               142      Introduction to Field Work Practice                                       4

ANCILLARY

SOC                102      Introduction to Sociology 11                                                  2

GENERAL STUDIES COURSES

GSP                 102      The Use of English 11                                                                        2

GSP                 106      Natural Science 11                                                                  2

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 4 UNITS)

ECO                102      Principles of Economics 11                                                     2

PSC                 102      Introduction to Political Science                                            2

PSY                 104      Determinants of Behaviour                                                     2

REL                142      Religion and Human Values                                                   2

4

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Total               19

 

 

FOUR-YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE        CODE           COURSE TITLE                                                      UNIT

SWK               201                  Social Work Theory                                                    2

SWK               203                  Elements of scientific thought for social workers      2

SWK               245                  Field Work Practice: Social Analysis  In Case Work  2

SWK               251      Community Development                                                       2

REQUIRED ANCILLARY

COS                101      Introduction to Computer Science                                         2

FSS                 201      Introduction to Statistical Methods for Social Science          2

GENERAL STUDIES COURSE

GSP     201      Peace and Conflict Resolution 1                                                        2

GSP     207      Humanities                                                                              2

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 2 UNITS)

SWK   231      Crime, Delinquency and the Quality of Life                                      2

PSY     241      Social Psychology                                                                   2

SWK   243      Social Work Practice and Gender                                                       2

PSY     251      Developmental Psychology                                                    2

2

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Total                18

SECOND SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE CODE      COURSE TITLE                                                      UNIT

SWK   224      Functions of Social Work                                                                   2

SWK   242      Social Work Intervention with Families                                             2

SWK   244      Social Work in Rehabilitation                                                             2

SWK   246      Field Work: Problem Solving and Evaluation

in Case Work                                                                          3

SWK   248      Social Work Communication Techniques                                           2

REQUIRED ANCILLARY

FSS     202      Introduction to Statistical Methods for

Social Sciences 11                                                                   2

GENERAL STUDIES COURSES

GSP     202      Peace and Conflict Resolution 11                                                      2

GSP     208      Humanities 11                                                                         2

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 2 UNITS)

SWK   214      Death, Loss and Grief                                                                        2

SWK   228      Social Work in Health Care Setting                                                    2

SWK   240      Social Work with the Youth                                                   2

Total               19

 

 


FOUR-YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME

 

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE CODE      COURSE TITLE                                          UNIT

SWK   301      Orphans and Vulnerable Children Services                           2

SWK   303      Social Welfare Programme and Services                                2                                                                                                           SWK   331      Social Work Intervention                                                        2

SWK   335      Community Development Theory                                          2

SWK   345      Field Work Practice: Social Analysis

In Group Work                                                                       3

SWK   353      Social Work and Mental Health                                             2

REQUIRED ANCILLARY

SOC    221      Criminology and Penology                                         3

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE ANY 2 UNITS)

SWK               305      Elements of Psychology in Social Work                                 2

SWK   311      Social Policy and Planning                                         2

SWK   313      Communities Mental Health Services                                     2

SWK   327      Rural Social Work                                                       2

SWK               341                  Social Work with Group                                                                     2

PSY     352      Community Psychology                                                          2

2

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Total                           18

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE CODE      COURSE TITLE                                          UNIT

SWK   320      Social Work and Social problems                                           2

SWK   322      Counselling and psychotherapy                                              2

SWK   328      Dynamics of Social Functioning                                             2

SWK   344      Community Education                                                            2

SWK   346      Field Work: Problem Solving and Evaluation

In Group Work                                                                       3

SWK   362      Methods of Social Work Research                                         3

 

REQUIRED ANCILLARY

COS    314      Computer Application                                                            3

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE ANY 2 UNITS)

SWK   324      Care Management in Social Work                                          2

SWK   326      Spirituality and Social Work Practice                                     2

SWK   330      Industrial Social Work                                                            2

SWK   340      School Social Work                                                    2

SWK   348      Social Work and the Elderly                                       2

SWK   352      Community Needs and Resource

Assessment                                                                 2

2

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Total               19

 

 


FOUR-YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME

 

FOURTH YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE CODE      COURSE TITLE                                                      UNIT

SWK   421      International Social Work                                                                   3

SWK   441      Methods of Social Work Practice                                                       3

SWK   445      Field Work: Social Analysis in Community

Organisation                                                                            3

 SWK  451      Community Development Practice                                                     3

SWK   491      Projects Tutorial                                                                                  2

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 4 UNITS)

SWK   413      Social Work and the Law                                                                   2

SWK   423      Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention                                   2

SWK   431      Ethno-cultural Relations and the Nigeria State                                  2

SWK   447      Social Work Practice with Children                                       2

4

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    Total                       18

SECOND SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE CODE      COURSE TITLE                                                      UNIT

SWK   434      Social Work Legislation and Policy                                        3

SWK   442      Generalist Approach in Social Work                                      2

SWK   446      Field Work: Problem Solving and

Evaluation in Community Organisation                                             3

SWK   454      Clinical Social Work Practice, Psychopathology

And Trauma                                                                            3

SWK   492      Project                                                                                                 6

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 2 UNITS)

SWK   406      Models of Family Therapy                                                                  2

SWK   412      Gerontology and Getriatic Interventions in Social Work                   2

SWK   414      Organisational/Administrative Skills in Social Work                                     2

SWK   444      Forensic Social Work                                                              2

2

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Total               9

 

 

THREE-YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME

 

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE CODE      COURSE TITLE                                                      UNIT

SWK   101      Introduction to Social Work                                                   2

SWK   121      Social Deviance and System Organisation                                         2

SWK   201      Social Work Theory                                                                2

SWK   203      Elements of Scientific Thought for Social Workers                           2

REQUIRED ANCILLARY

COS    101      Introduction to Computer Science                                                     2

FSS     201      Introduction to Statistical Methods for

Social Sciences 1                                                                     2

GENERAL STUDIES COURSES

GSP     101      The Use of English 1                                                              2

GSP     105      Natural Science 1                                                                                2

GSP     201      Peace and Conflict Resolution                                                           2

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE ANY 2 UNITS)

ECO    101      Introduction to Economics 1                                                  2

PSY     101      Principles of Psychology                                                                     2

SOC    101      Introduction to Sociology 1                                                    2

PSC     101      Introduction to Political Science1                                                      2

SWK   231      Crime, Delinquency and the Quality of Life                                      2

REL    151      Introduction to African Traditional Religion                                     2

2

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Total               20

SECOND SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE CODE      COURSE TITLE                                                      UNIT

SWK   102      Human Behaviour and the Social Environment                                 3

SWK   122      Philosophy and Ethics of Social Work                                               2

SWK   224      Functions of Social Work                                                                   2

SWK   242      Social work Intervention with Families                                              2

SWK   244      Social Work in Rehabilitation                                                             2

REQUIRED ANCILLARY

FSS     202      Introduction to Statistical Methods for Social Services                     2

GENERAL STUDIES COURSES

GSP     102      The Use of English 11                                                                        2

GSP     106      Natural Science 11                                                                  2

GSP     202      Peace and Conflict Resolution                                                           2

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE ANY 2 UNITS)

ECO    102      Principles of Economics 11                                                     2

SOC    102      Introduction to Sociology 11                                                  2

PSY     104      Determinants of Behaviour                                                     2

REL    142      Religion and Human Values                                                   2

SWK   214      Death, Loss and Grief                                                                        2

PSY     252      Development Psychology                                                                   2

2

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Total               21

 

THREE-YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME

 

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE CODE      COURSE TITLE                                                      UNIT

SWK    301     Orphans and Vulnerable Children Services                                         2

SWK   303     Social Welfare Programme and Services                                           2

SWK   331      Social Work Intervention                                                                    2

SWK   335      Community Development Theory                                                      2

SWK   345      Social Work Field Practice (Social Analysis in Group Work)           3

SWK   353      Social Work and Mental Health                                                         2

REQUIRED ANCILLARY

SOC    221      Criminology and Penology                                                     3

GENERAL STUDIES COURSE

GSP     207      Humanities 1                                                                           2

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE ANY 2 UNITS)

SWK   311      Social Policy and Planning                                                     2

SWK               313      Communities Mental Health Services                                                 2                                 

SWK   327      Rural Social Work                                                                               2

SWK               341    Social Work Practice with Group                                                                     2

PSY     352     Community Psychology                                                                      2

2

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SECOND SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE CODE      COURSE TITLE                                                      UNIT

SWK   320      Social Work and Social Problems                                                       2

SWK   322      Counselling and psychotherapy                                                          2

SWK   328      Dynamics of Social Functioning                                                         2

SWK   344      Community Education                                                                        2

SWK   346      Field Work: Problem Solving and Evaluation

In Group Work                                                                                   3

SWK   362      Methods of Social Work Research                                                     3

REQUIRED ANCILLARY

COS    314      Computer Applications                                                                       3

GENERAL STUDIES COURSE

GSP     208      Humanities 11                                                                         2

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE ANY 2 UNITS)

SWK   326      Spirituality and social work practice                                       2

SWK   330      Industrial Social Work                                                                        2

SWK   340      School Social Work                                                                2

SWK   348      Social Work and the Elderly                                                   2

SWK   352      Community Needs and Resource Assessment                                   2

 

2                                                                                                                                                          __

Total               21

 

THREE-YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

COURSE CODE      COURSE TITLE                                                      UNIT

SWK   421      International Social Work                                                       3

SWK   441      Methods of Social Work Practice                                                       3

SWK   445      Field Work: Social Analysis in Community Organisation                  3

SWK   451      Community Development Practice                                                     3

SWK   491      Project Tutorials                                                                                  2

 

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 4 UNITS)

SWK   413      Social Work and the Law                                                                   2

SWK   423      Substance Abuse, Prevention and Intervention                                  2

SWK   431      Ethno-Cultural Relations and the Nigeria State                                 2

SWK   447      Social Work Practice with Children                                       2

2

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            Total               18


SECOND SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

REQUIRED COURSES                                                                                          UNIT

SWK   434      Social Work Legislation and Policy                                        3

SWK   442      Generalist Approach in Social Work                                      2

SWK   446      Field Work: Problem Solving and Evaluation in

Community Organisation                                                                    3

SWK   454      Clinical Social Work Practice, Psychopathology and Trauma                        3

SWK   492      Project                                                                                                 6

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 2 UNITS)

SWK   406      Models of Family Therapy                                                      2

SWK   412      Gerontology and Geriatric Interventions in Social Work                   2

SWK   414      Organizational/Administrative Skills in Social Work                                     2

SWK   444      Forensic Social Work                                                              2

2

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Total               19

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

SWK. 101 – Introduction to Social Work                                                               (2 Units)

            Introduction of the concepts and theories of Social Work Practice, Understanding social problems affecting people and the application of theories and concepts in social work intervention. A study of the development of social work in Europe, America and Nigeria. Survey of the principles and values of Social work, Areas and practice settings of social work practice. The social worker in action, the survey of the theories of human behaviour essential for social work, concept, relation of social work to other sciences.

 

SWK   102 – Human Behaviour and the Social Environment                              (3 Units)

This course is intended to introduce students to the basic concepts and models of how human behaviour is acquired, shaped, maintained or modified in the social environment through the life cycle. Contents should include the knowledge and understanding of normal human development and theories of bio-psycho-social development as well as the range of social systems, including cultural system, as knowledge base for practice and intervention with individuals, families, communities, groups, organizations and institutions of the society. There is need to emphasize how these systems interact, affect or be affected by human behaviour. The impact of social and economic forces on individuals and social systems and the ways in which systems promote or deter people in achieving and maintaining optimal health and well being will be explored. A broad range of theories relating to the biological, psychological, social development, cognitive, gender, family group, class, race and traditional development models like Piaget, Erickson, Kohlberg, etc as well as values and ethical issues related to them, need to be explored. Students should also be taught to evaluate these theories and apply them to client’s situations.

 

SWK. 111 – Communication in Social Work                                                         (2 Units)

Introducing the art of interviewing. The study of skills and techniques required in social work intervention, principles and skills in recording; Various forms of recording; adaptation of interviewing skills in fieldwork practice. Social work recording in various settings such as health and welfare agencies.

 

SWK   121 – Social Deviance and Systems Organisation                                       (2 Units)

            The course sets out to examine the nature, dynamics of the various dimensions of social deviance from sociological and social work perspectives. The stress will centre on clandestine subculture identity formation, stereotypes and implications for system or institutional functioning, conformity and non-conformity to systems/institutional norms and values, bureaucratic processes obedience to authority and intense indoctrination with the subculture norms and values. Sociological interpretations of social deviance will also be discussed. Modules are taught on violence and aggression, characteristic of subculture gangsterism, social, personal, situational structural motivations, harm and risks on the systems and group solidarity; and on personality make-up of individuals and factors: Sociological, environmental, biological, psychological – mental emotional and cognitive, processes and interpretations, as well as the social determinants of behaviour and its effects. Attitudinal and behavioural change outcomes and benefits will be stressed from the social wok perspectives.

SWK. 122 – Philosophy and Ethics of Social Work                                              (2 Units)

This course examines the characteristics of the social work profession and its areas of practice. It provides the philosophical consideration of the nature of man, contemporary social issues and problems. It considers the principles that are the basis for social work practice and the values and ethics with which social workers must contend within their professional practice.

 

SWK. 141 Fieldwork Orientation                                                                            (4 Units)

Field work is the core of social work professional education. Students are introduced to the various settings where they meet varieties of clients eg, the Borstal or old peoples home, the prisons, the rehabilitation centers, beggars Project/Emene, welfare centre, etc to get acquainted with the course. After these visits, students are expected to write reports based on their findings and be able to discuss these findings through class presentations seminars and term papers.  Students write reports and share their experiences with the classroom instructor in an interactive forum.

 

SWK. 142 – Introduction to Fieldwork                                                                  (4 units)

The course introduces students to the following: areas of practice: need for fieldwork practice, relationship between field and classroom, situational learning objectives of field work and fieldwork recording framework.

 

SWK. 201 – Social Work Theory                                                                            (2 Units)

Basic theories in the practice of social work; its philosophy, purpose and methods; professional intervention through various tools and techniques of social work appropriate to the Nigerian situation; case-work, community action, problem solving. Some basic theories in Social Work like Systems Theory, Crisis Intervention, Behaviour Modification, Role Theory and Sociological Theories.

SWK. 203 – Elements of Scientific Thought for Social Workers                         (2units)

            The course explores scientific methods in contradiction to common sense, indigenous knowledge and hermeneutic strategies of knowledge production and distribution, and relates these to the needs of social workers. It is designed to help students acquire the level of objectivity and critical analytical skills that are necessary to design and prosecute empirical research, and to function in aspects of practical social work where such are needed. Both the historical development and the contemporary issues in the subject are considered. Modules covered are: Origin of scientific thought, options in knowledge production, the concept of empiricism, constructs, hypotheses and theories, qualitative and quantitative strategies in scientific method, positivism and socio-cultural factors in scientific method.

 

SWK 214 – Death, Loss and Grief                                                                          (2units)

            This course will address the theoretical framework of human loss and grief from a culturally and philosophically diverse perspective. Students will be provided with information about why and how humans grieve and how grieving is affected by type of loss, socioeconomic and cultural factors, individual personality and family functioning. Attention will be focused on life span development and the meaning of death and loss at different ages. Various types of loss will be discussed from an individual, family, and socio/cultural perspective. The importance of understanding trauma and its relationship to grief and loss will also be addressed. Coping and resiliency in loss will be explored, emphasizing the diversity of human response and focusing on the significance of social groups in integrating loss. The formation and practice of rituals, and diversity in religious and spiritual experience as a component of coping with loss will be discussed.

 

SWK. 224 – Functions of Social Work                                                                   (2 Units)

Social Work as an instrument of social change. Primary functions of social work in the Nigerian context, analysis of change in the functions of social work with the proper perspectives to current practices.

 

SWK.  228 – Social Work in Health Care Settings                                                  (2 units)

This course examines Social Work Practice in health care institutions. It will review the role of the social worker with other professionals in the health care settings. The organizational structure and the administration of the health care institutions in relation to the social work practice will be examined. Students will also assess their own personal attitudes to reflect the issues of health, illness, disease, trauma, grief and loss and to be able to use this self  awareness to work  in these settings as well as to understand how patients experience  and cope with these conditions. The strengths, empowerment and the wellness perspectives on health will be discussed. The spiritual dimension of patients, beliefs, attitudes and the psychosocial influences, ethical values and economic justice and preferences are highlighted. Students are also exposed to medical social work in a variety of settings such as in-patient and outpatient clinics, home care visits as well as churches and community based centres.

 

SWK 231 Crime, Delinquency and the Quality of Life                                         (2 Units)

The course distinguishes between crime and delinquency and underscores the nature, dimensions, costs and factors associated with crime and delinquent acts causation. The roles of the criminal justice system – courts, prisons, the police and other correctional institutions are to be presented. The role of social work professional relationship with team members in the legal system and extent of social work involvement and contribution in the process. The legal issues and conflicts involved are also explored.

SWK. 240 – Social Work with the Youth                                                               (2 units)

The course is designed to provide social workers with skill and competence to practice with the youth. Issues of adolescence and problems associated with it will be discussed. Such problems as juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS will be given prominence.

 

 

SWK 242 – Social Work Intervention with Families                                             (2 units)

The family is taken as the basic unit for social development. The need of children and parents will be examined. Attention will also be given to orphans and vulnerable children and care givers, salutations, institutional provisions needs, etc. Welfare services to meet these needs will be analysed with a view to strengthening, supporting and enabling the family and orphaned homes and vulnerable children in the performance of their duties. Special attention will be given to health, nutritional, educational, and developmental needs of children and the parents, with a view to preserving internal unity and safeguarding the integrity of the family.  Institutional support to orphans and vulnerable children will also given full stress.

SWK 243 – Social Work Practice and Gender                                                      (2 units)

This course examines the psychological and sociological approaches to the study of women and the application of these theories to social work practice. Women often do not fit the existing models of human growth and development, therefore the course will focus on models that have been developed for women and critically analyse the related empirical research. Such models as Feminist perspective and women empowerment among others will be examined. Special practice issues to be covered include women and mental health, domestic violence, widowhood practices and other harmful traditional practices.

SWK. 244 – Social Work in Rehabilitation                                                            (2 Units)

This course enables students to understand rehabilitation as services that help the handicapped person (physically, mentally, socially, economically e.t.c.) have conducive environment and opportunities for the total development of their human potentials. This will be achieved through the following processes: Team – work, setting of goals, and individualised plan for goal achievement, constant assessment and reassessment, programme of services, follow-up and programme evaluation.

 

SWK. 245 – Social Work Field Practice: Social Analysis in Casework               (2 units)

The trainees will be provided the opportunities to develop capabilities to effectively apply generalist knowledge and skills in any social situation, especially case work, through the following means: Knowing what the agency does and rules of the agency as regards its internal functioning, relationship with external environment, resources within and outside the agency, understanding the values of social work and observing the supervisor in problem identification, assessment, planning, interviewing and recording. Students interact in participatory class sections to share their experiences from various agencies and equally present seminars, write report on their field experiences and activities under the supervision of the classroom instructor.                                                                                                                                                           

SWK. 246 – Social Work Field Practice: (Problem Solving and Evaluation in Case Work)                                                                                                                                         (3 Units)

Under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor, students will implement the planned programmes in meeting the client’s needs, focusing on the potentialities within the client and his environment to meet his needs. Practical skills will be facilitated and reinforced in areas of interviewing, case recording, and observation of basic social work values while giving services and followed by evaluation. Through class presentations, reporting and seminars students gather more knowledge about a multitude of agencies and clients situations as they share their experiences in the class sessions.

 

SWK. 248 – Social Work Communication Techniques                                         (2 Units)

This course covers principles and processes of communication, types of communications skills needed to understand human nature in social work, transactional analysis. Interviewing as the most common way of communication in social work should be highlighted.

 

SWK. 251 – Community Development                                                                   (2 units)

The course highlights major community development theories that will guide the social worker in the community. Basic concepts in community development, Historical development of community development initiative. Identifying and meeting community needs. Application of community development theories to practice, group dynamics and various community groups educational enlightenment.

 

SWK, 301- Orphans and Vulnerable Children Services                                        (2 units)

The course is designed to equip students with appropriate skills and knowledge to serve the needs of orphans and vulnerable children. This is also intended to prepare them for effective intervention through exposure to the concepts, processes and helping skills that underline all interventions with vulnerable children and families.  Thus, a range of psychosocial challenges related to HIV/AIDS and other traumatic and stressful events for orphans and vulnerable children will be addressed and to include ways to obtain social and institutional support providing counselling stigma. The ethical and policy issues that pertain to the provision of resources and system 0f care at various levels are stressed.

 

SWK, 303 – Social Welfare Programme and Services                                             (2 units)

A descriptive examination of publicly sponsored programmes and policies in comparison with those rooted in the private sector. The course explores traditional and contemporary welfare systems in the Nigerian society and relates it to the needs and the existing social problems of the time as they affect the civil society and human functioning in contemporary times.  It aims at knowledge of specific Nigerian programmes and the underlying social issues.

 

SWK. 305 – Elements of Psychology in Social Work                                            (2 Units)

Theoretical approaches to personality structure; self as a personality attribute; socio-cultural dynamics; concept of normality; psychology of adjustment viewed from two dimensions; (a) Criteria for good adjustment; (b) achievement of good adjustment; drive, anxiety, accommodation, assimilation, competition and conflict; learning theory with emphasis on how it affects behaviour, stress, abnormal behaviours; psychological and social work perspectives.

 

SWK  311 – Social Policy and Planning                                                                  (2 units)

            The course focuses on introducing students to the knowledge, values and skills required for administration and planning for human services. Principles and processes of administration and management will be introduced. Types of phases of social planning and knowledge of various social policies will be considered.

SWK 313 Community Mental Health Services                                                      (2 Units)

The thrust of this course will be on community health and mental health in general. Attempt should be made to bring to focus, the individual and institutional roles and responsibilities for health, the various dimensions of health, health indicators, community mental health problems and issues. The course also examines the role of the socio-cultural environment in the cause of psychiatric disorders. Students in this connection, learn and make systemic formulations for mental health interventions at the family, group, institutional and community levels. Services especially to chronic or severe and mild cases of mental disorders and for the low-income populations are to be explored in details.

SWK. 320       Social Work and Social Problems                                                    (2 Units)

            The thrust of the course is on the concept of social functioning, social problems and the dynamics of social change, the impact of social change and social problems on individual, community, group and family on social functioning. Institutional constructions and approaches in the analyses of social change and social problems, determining/causative factors and the impact of social transformations and continuity on traditional institutions.

 

SWK. 322       Counselling and Psychotherapy                                                      (2 units)

            The student is exposed to the contents and nature of counselling and psychotherapy in a complex multicultural environment such as Nigeria comprehensive. It gives a professional overview of counselling and psychotherapeutic process: Interviewing and assessment techniques, taking of psychological histories, basic communication and problem solving skills, methods of evaluation, and recording in the counselling and the psychotherapeutic process. In-depth examination of selected theories in counselling and psychotherapy such as the behaviour therapy reality therapy, rational, motive therapy etc. will be discussed. Application of the therapeutic techniques and skills to various settings will also be emphasised.

 

SWK   324      Care Management in Social Work                                                  (2 units)  

            The course examines the knowledge, values and skills provided by professional education and training for social work. It requires organising and coordinating services across a range of field, day and residential settings, drawing on natural, voluntary, private and statutory sources of help. The care management process aims to achieve planned goals using what are familiar and central tasks in social work such as data collection, analyses and intervention.

 

SWK.326        Spirituality and Social Work Practice                                             (2 Units)

The course derives its meaning and essence from its religious roots given, the profession’s assumption that revolves around understanding the total person in his environmental and cultural contexts. It traces social work historical development and underpins the relationship between religion and spirituality in the context of man’s longing for a sense of meaning from transcendental forces through responsible moral relationships with diverse populations such as individuals, families, communities as well as cultures and religions. An integrative multidisciplinary approach including those of comparative religious orientations, anthropology, sociology, psychology and social work will be of essence. This provides the basic background framework to the historical, cultural and religious orientations and philosophy for the course with social work practice. Students should be aware and sensitive to the ethical issues/dilemmas/conflicts and values ever present in the practice milieu. Knowledge, skills and competent interventions are enhanced through practice formworks derived from individual assignments, practicum visits, class interactive sessions and term paper presentations.

 

SWK   327      Rural Social Work                                                                             (2 units)                      Study of social work potentials in rural areas. The utilization of natural helping networks in isolated areas and the organization of helping linkages in the provision of care to residents will be explored. A general problem-solving approach will be applied to the development of intervention strategies and skills appropriate for such areas. Focus on the social worker as practitioner in isolation.

 

SWK 328 – Dynamics of Social Functioning                                                          (2 units)

Personality growth of the individual in society and culture; social determinants of personality; defence mechanisms of the individual for maintaining normality; personality disorders as adaptive patterns; abnormal behaviour in the Nigerian context. Motivational patterns in Nigeria, Modification of adaptive and maladaptive responses in motivational processes.

 

SWK 330 – Industrial Social Work                                                                         (2 units)                       The course introduces the student to the industrial/organizational context of social work practice. It examines the structure, nature, purpose and development of significant trends and events within organizations as well as how these trends respond to workers and organizational needs, employer – employee relationship, social processes involved          particularly in promoting harmonious relationship within system. Adequate stress will be given to organizational theories and social workers roles in such a context.

SWK 331 – Social Work Intervention                                                                     (2 unit)           

            This is a laboratory course that should provide opportunities for students of social work to refine social work skills and to acquire new ones; small group leadership, chairing meetings, interviewing, reporting and recording activities, community assessment and community organizing as skills.

 

SWK 335 – Community Development Theory                                                       (3 units)

            Community Development theories and policies: principles, processes and programmes of community development: history of community development (in Nigeria). The community development worker as an organiser and leader in the community, economic integration and social development through community development process

 

SWK 340 – School Social Work                                                                              (2 units)

The study of social work practice in the Nigerian primary, secondary and tertiary instructions, identification of roles and relationship of social work as a profession within the school system; and with individuals and groups in the school system; intervention strategies and skills in a given context.

 

SWK 341 – Social Work Practice with Group                                                       (2 units)

            The course incorporates both micro and macro elements in focusing on social worker analysis of group development, worker-client interactions and interventions in the helping process. Emphasis is placed on understanding and learning new skill and theories that help the worker manage a group.

SWK 344 – Community Education                                                                         (2 units)

            Identification and assessment of objectives and problems of social development in terms of adult literacy, health education and extension services: the role of social workers as team members in an integrated approach to development.

SWK 345 – Social Work Field Practice (Social Analysis: in group Work)          (3 units)

            This course focuses on orienting trainees into group behaviour patterns, the subject matter or the task upon which the group is working and what is happening among group members. Awareness of and sensitivity to group dynamics and its importance in analysing group problems will be emphasised.  Students participate interactively and share experiences gathered in their various field work placement agencies. Written reports and seminars including class discussions of their field activities and experiences will be presented.

 

SWK 346 – Field Work Practice (Problem Solving and Evaluation in Group Work)

(3 units)

            This is intended through generalist approach to provide students the opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge empirically in the identification of problems in group situation, provide services for people within the group, followed by the evaluation of the service. Students interact and share their experiences through class presentations, seminars  and write reports  of events and activities in the field under the guidance of the instructor.

SWK 348 – Social work with the Elderly                                                               (2 units)

This is a course on the normal aging process, the developmental task of the aged, and theories of aging. The goal is to create a holistic understanding of the aging process by examining the cultural, economic, physical, environmental, social and psychological influences on old age. Skills required by social workers in dealing with the elderly and their families will be discussed. Issues of care giving, elder abuse and other issues related to the elderly will be highlighted.

 

SWK 352 – Community Needs and Resources Assessment                                  (2 units)

This course helps student develop skills for assessing community needs and resources necessary for human survival, growth and fulfilment. The students will be required to identify those social needs that are not being met and essential resources absent. The assessment of community needs and resources will be approached from these lines; through the use of social indicators.

 

SWK, 353      Social Work and Mental Health                                                      (2 units)

            The course is designed to acquaint the students with a comprehensive knowledge of the concept of mental health, its historical aetiology, various movements and efforts towards conceptualizing and understanding, treating, prevention and control orientation in the contemporary times compared with past experiences. The Nigerian traditional efforts, attitudes and beliefs and a comparison with other cultures, as well as its implications for social work practice should be examined. Theorists who have contributed in the early development and shaping of mental health as well as theoretical perspectives that led to the full understanding of mental health must be graphically described. Exploration of various mental health systems that provide care and support for those suffering from permanent developmental disabilities, exploration of psychiatric aetiology and of its treatment, intervention strategies and skills must be examined. The entry of social work among the interdisciplinary treatment tradition should also be historically delineated.

 

SWK 362 – Methods of Social Work Research                                                      (3 units)

            Scientific principles basic to social work research are examined. Students learn how to formulate problems and hypotheses, develop research designs and methodology, carry out research, and utilize social work research report.

SWK. 406 – Models of Family Therapy                                                                 (2 units)

Family Therapy models by various social work theorists and application to real life situations. Different problems encountered in the family and various models of intervention.

 

SWK   412      Gerontology and Getriatic Intervention in Social Work               (2 units)

            The course introduces the need, nature and processes of Social Work with the elderly in the Nigerian society, given the increasing population of the elderly in the country. It includes a review of the multiple dimensions of aging and aging process as well as the implications to the practice of social work. Special focus of the course will be on assessment interventions, case management and its implication for social workers employment with the client’s population in Nigeria, social legislation and polices as well as future policy directions on the aged in Nigeria should be explored.

 

SWK 413 Social Work and the Law                                                                       (2 Units)

            The trust of this course revolves around legal issues and regulation of social work. This includes licensing standard, ethnical issues and sanction, liability of social workers as well as professional liability. Also to be included in the social work involvement in the legal processes as well as testifying in court and depositions substantive laws affecting social work practice in special areas such as child abuse, and protection family practice, criminal law, privacy and confidentiality issues as well as domestic abuse and violence.

 

SWK 414        Organisational/Administrative Skills and Social Work Practice  (2 Units)

            This course provides the student with an understanding of organisational behaviour as well as how social agencies operate and function as organizational entities. It equips the student with skills required for effective social work practice interventions within organization, including budgeting, grant writing and elements of supervision

           

SWK 421 International Social Work                                                                      (3 Units)

The idea of this course is to expose the students to international environment, with a view to preparing and equipping them to be able to practice competently anywhere in the globalize world, be it western or developing societies. This calls into question a close look at culture with respect to cultural patterns and communications, cultural identity, biases or differences, inter-cultural contacts and competence, interpersonal interactions and relationships, inter-cultural contexts, and episodes as well as potentials for inter-cultural competent practice. All these will be seen in the light of social work agenda and interests in cultural diversity practice. Concrete examples must be cited from both western and developing world’s cultures. The course further explores and acquaints the students with social issues or problems as well as social policies across nations, thus contrasting problem definitions and policy responses among nations at various levels of socioeconomic and political transformations. The course also provides analytical tools on social policies from various nations, while contrasting and identifying the factors responsible in recent years for welfare state transformations among the different nations identified.

 

SWK   423      Substance Abuse, Prevention and Intervention                             (2 Units)

            Exploration of the nature, development and the phenomenon of addiction generally, addictions to substances in particular. There is the need to focus attention on the roles and effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs or substances of abuse, strategies and polices for prevention. Social worker and allied professionals skills as a team to work with substance abusers will be discussed. Special attention also should be given to the roles of macro policies, societal values and the supports required for intervention and prevention strategies.                                                                                                          

SWK 431  Ethno-Cultural Relations and the Nigerian State                                (2 Units)

The essence of this course is to expand students’ horizon of knowledge and understanding of the meaning of ethnicity, culture, class, and gender as well as the concepts of marginalization, oppression, stigma, prejudice and stereotyping. This prepares a good ground for students for practice in a multi-ethnic society like Nigeria. Since the issues impact on personal, professional, institutional and social levels and national outlook, a comprehensive analysis of ethnic issues in Nigeria are required: politics governance, resource control, quota system, religious, gender, conflict and lopsided development. Social workers are to adopt an approach that supports and enhances the culture of the people. Students are also expected to adopt an integrative perspective and explore the implications for both direct and indirect social work practice, given the Nigerian experience.

SWK 434         Social Work Legislation and Policy                                                (3 units)

The nature and development of social welfare policy in Nigeria, legal and governmental processes of social policy and planning as well as decision making in Nigeria. Social legislation in Nigeria; family law, children and young persons law, adoption law, etc; principles underlying social agency policy and function. Social workers role in administering social agencies and coordinating social welfare programmes; nature of client system and rights of the clients.

 

SWK 441 – Methods of Social Work Practice                                                        (2 units)

            This course helps students develop and demonstrate understanding of and utilize interpersonal skills in social work treatment. It focuses on communication and interview skills, the helping relationship and factors affecting them. It assists students in developing the capacity to identify the factors that affect changes in the relationship between the social system and the clients.

SWK 442 – Generalist Approach in Social Work Practice                                   (2 units)

            This course helps students to develop practice skill within a theoretical framework. The major emphasis is on problem solving. The students are assisted to develop the capacity for assessment and the use of intervention strategies according to psychosocial, problem-solving and behavioural approaches. Students will also develop the capacity to observe, analyse and utilise groups for therapeutic purpose.

SWK 444        Forensic Social Work                                                                        (2 units)

The Course examines the services provided for prisoners/person in detention in the prisons. It traces the origin of prison (world and Nigeria), the history of social work services in the prisons, reforms in the services provided, factors affecting the services provided etc.

SWK 445         Field Practice (Social Analysis in Community Organization)      (4 units)

            This course will provide students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge about their understanding of how communities function in concrete situations in communities and community development agencies. Class participation, seminar presentation and reports under the guidance of the classroom instructor as students share experiences and demonstrate their skills and competencies in handling cases and situations in their placement agencies

SWK. 446  Field Practice (Problem Solving and Evaluation in Community Organisation)  (3 Units)

Having acquired theoretical knowledge of problem solving, students will be assisted to apply this knowledge in solving and evaluating concrete problems in community setting. Students’ participation, seminar presentation and reports under the supervision of the classroom instructor as the students engage and share experiences and demonstrate their skills and knowledge in handling cases from their various agencies.

 

SWK 447        Social Work Practice with Children                                                (2 units)

This course is intended to prepare students for effective practice with children. The course provides a comprehensive review of child development; review of major theories concerning the evaluation and treatment of children and examines how social workers may effectively promote successful development and the acquisition of psychosocial competence for children. The course will also focus on the development of practice knowledge and skill to prepare professional social workers for position in child welfare agencies.  

SWK 451        Community Development Practice                                                  (3 units)

            Application of the principles of community development in assisting communities carry out development projects; locating and meeting community needs through local groups; the community organiser’s involvement in programmes of public enlightenment; methods of motivating society and social action through community development as radical movement for social change.

SWK 454        Clinical Social Work Practice, Psychopathology and Trauma     (3 Units)

This course is designed to boost student’s clinical competence through knowledge and skills development as well as familiarization with the basic concepts and principles of clinical practice. The basis for intervention borders on the systemic differential assessment of human problems in the social context. Particular attention is paid on the use of self, the environment, group and activities differentially while working with different processes, populations, settings and the problems or issues of concern. In addition, reference to life cycle issues, gender, culture, class or status as well as the social and environmental stressors is to be highlighted. A comprehensive understanding of psychopathology and issues as well as various conceptualizations of trauma, clinical strategies and interventions with diverse populations are of essence. Diagnostic issues, evidence based interventions, controversies and emerging trends and area of practice with victims are to be underscored. The social, political cultural and economic forces perpetrating and shaping the sources and exposure as well as recovering from traumatic stressors and events are to be equally explored. Service delivery systems design, import of ethno-cultural competent practice, strategies and goals for self care and trauma impact on clinicians as well as burn out reduction are also central to the theme of the course.

SWK   491      Project Tutorials                                                                               (2 Units)

            Students consult with the supervisors regularly to discuss basic issues, principles and methods of project writing. Assessment of the student and grading are on level of zeal, articulation, objectivity and ability to follow guided instruction and corrections agreed upon on submission of chapter one.

 

SWK. 492 – Project Report                                                                                     (6 Units)

An original research project report on an approval topic on social work and community development bases on field practice in field experience or library research is submitted and evaluated.

 

 

 

 

  1. LIST OF COURSES

 

LIST OF COURSES FOR PGD PROGRAMME IN SOCIAL WORK

 

First Semester

Course Code                                      Course Title                                                               Units

SWK501:                                Social Work Research Methods                                              3

SWK505:                                Generic Practice Skill in Social Work                         3

SWK571:                                Field Work Practice I                                                              3

SWK570:                                Philosophy of Social Work                                                     3

SWK503:                                Community Development Theory                                          3

Total                                                                                                                                       15

 

Second Semester

Course Code                                      Course Title                                                               Units

SWK 504                                Development of Social Work in Nigeria                                 3

SWK 502                                Models of Intervention in Social Work                                  3

SWK500:                                Social Work Theory                                                                3

SWK508:                                Community Development Process                                          3

SWK572:                                Field Work Practice II                                                                        3

SWK 560                                Research Project                                                                     4

Total                                                                                                                                       19

 

LIST OF COURSES FOR MSC PROGRAMME IN SOCIAL WORK       

 

Core courses

M.Sc. (Social Work)

First Semester

Course No.                             Course Title                                                                           Units

SWK 603                                Advanced Social Research Methods                                      3

SWK 605                                Conflict Management                                                             3

SWK 607                                Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice                            3

SWK 609                                Philosophical Perspectives in Social Work                             3

SWK 641                                Social Work Field Practice 1                                                  3

 

 

 

First Semester Electives

Students are expected to register six (6) units in their area of specialization

 

Course code               Course Title                                                                                       Units 

SWK 631                    Social work Ethics and Values                                                           3

SWK 643                    Social Work with Older Adults                                                          3

SWK 645                    Social Work Intervention with Families                                             3

SWK 615                    Social Work Administration                                                               3

SWK 617                    Social Work Supervision                                                                     3

SWK 651                    Approaches to Community Development

(Traditional and Modern)

SWK 647                    Social Work with the Challenged                                                       3

SWK 611                    History of Social Work and Social Legislation                                  3

SWK 617                    Social Work Supervision                                                                     3

SWK 619                    Social Policy and Planning                                                                 3

SWK 633                    Legal Issues in Social Work                                                                3            

SWK 645                    Social Work Intervention in Correctional Institution                         3                         

 

 

Core courses

M.Sc. (Social Work)

Second Semester

SWK 604                                Advanced Theory and Models of Treatment                                     3

SWK 608                                Social Work Intervention                                                        3

SWK 642                                Social Work Field Practice 11                                                3

SWK 652                                Community Development Process                                          3

PGC  601                                Use of ICT/ Workshop on Research Methods                       3

SWK 616                                Seminar in Project Findings                                                    3

SWK 660                                Master’s Project                                                                      6

 

 

Second Semester Electives

Students are expected to register six (6) units in their area of specialization

 

Course code               Course Title                                                                                       Units 

SWK 632                    Social Policies for Oder Adults and the Challenged                          3

SWK 634                    Social Work with Groups                                                                   3

SWK 654                    Women in Community Development                                                 3

SWK 656                    Community Organization and Mobilization                                       3

SWK 622                    Alcoholism and Drug Addiction                                                        3

SWK 640                    Industrial Social Work                                                                        3                          

SWK 638                    Advanced Rehabilitation in Social Work                                           3

SWK 647                    Social Work with the Challenged                                                       3

SWK 644                    Social Work with Children and Youth                                               3

SWK 648                    Social Work in School                                                                        3

 

 

LIST OF COURSES FOR PHD PROGRAMME IN SOCIAL WORK

 

Core Courses

First Semester

Course No.                             Course Title                                                                           Units

SWK 703                                Advanced Social Research Methods                                      3

SWK 751                                Advanced Community Organization and Development        3

SWK 743                                 Special topics in area of specialization                                   3

SWK 741                                Social Work Field Practice I                                                   3

PGC  701                                 Synopsis and Grant Writing                                                  3

 

 

Second Semester

SWK 702                                Advanced Theory and Models

of  Treatment                                                                         3

SWK 704                                Seminar in Generalist Social Work Practice                           3

SWK 742                                Social Work Field Practice II                                                 3

SWK 744                                Theoretical orientations in area of specialization                    3

SWK  761                               Seminar in Research Findings                                                3

SWK 760                                Doctoral Dissertation                                                              12

 

Electives

 

Students are expected to register six (6) units in their area of specialization

Area of specialization (This can be in the first or second semester)

 

Course code               Course Title                                                                                       Units 

SWK 718                    Advanced Social Work Practice with Older Adults

and Families                                                                                        3  

SWK 716                    Advanced Intergroup Relations and Conflict

Management                                                                                       3

SWK 717                    Advanced Community Development Practice                                   3

SWK 723                    Advanced Rehabilitation in Social Work                                           3

SWK 726                    Advanced Industrial Social Work                                                      3

SWK 714                    Advanced Social Policy, Planning and Administration                     3

SWK 715                    Advanced Family, Child and Youth Development                            3

SWK 719                    Advanced Social Work and Corrections                                            3

SWK 723                    Advanced Rehabilitation in Social Work                                           3

SWK 724                    Advanced Medical and Psychiatric Social Work                               3

SWK 725                    Advanced Substance/Drug Abuse                                                      3

SWK 727                    Advance School Social Work                                                             3

 

  1. COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

SWK 501        Social Work Research Methods                                           3 units

Problems and issues of scientific methodology in the Social Sciences will be highlighted. Scientific principles basic to social work research will be examined. The issue of qualitative and quantitative techniques in African research will be discussed.  Students learn how to formulate problems and hypotheses, develop research designs and methodology, carry out research, data collection and organization, analysis, interpretation and research report. Research techniques appropriate to the fields of social work statistical methods-correctional measures, analysis of variance, and regression.

 

SWK 503        Community Development Theory                                       3 units

The course provides student social work of Postgraduate Diploma level with the theoretical knowledge of community development practice. The course highlights major community development theories that will guide the social worker in the community. Basic concepts in community development, Historical development of community development initiative. Identifying and meeting community needs. Application of community development theories to practice, group dynamics and various community groups educational enlightenment

 

SWK 500        Social Work Theory                                                              3units

Basic theories in the practice of social work; its philosophy, purpose and methods; professional intervention through various tools and techniques of social work appropriate to the Nigerian situation; case-work, community action, problem solving. Some basic theories in Social Work like Systems Theory, Role Theory and Sociological Theories. Finally, models of social work practice such as problem-solving, psychosocial, the functional, behavioural therapy, crisis intervention, the four systems model, task centered model, the unitary approach, the health belief model, rational choice model among others will form the basis of discussion.  Approaches to social group work and community development will also be presented and discussed.

 

SWK 502        Models of Intervention in Social Work                                                       3units

The course examines the traditional intervention approaches that social workers adopt in treatment viz include case work, group work, community approach, it further examines modern intervention approaches used in the treatment of cases.  The course should provide opportunities for students of social work to refine social work skills and to acquire new ones; small group leadership, chairing meetings, interviewing, reporting and recording activities, community assessment and community organizing as skills.

 

SWK 504        Development of Social Work in Nigeria                                                      3units

The course exposes the origin of social work in different countries, and Nigeria. It also highlights the various areas of specialization and the problems affecting the profession. The course will trace the historical developments of social work practice in Nigeria from its British and American origins.  It will expose the students to the state of Social Work discipline/profession and Social Welfare services (government and non-governmental/voluntary) provided in contemporary Nigerian society.  The basic concepts of the discipline, the prospects and challenges, as well as current issues of debate that affect individuals, families, communities and the larger society will be identified and discussed. Emphasis will be laid on the traditional cultural values of care, roles of the family in care and helping services in the past and present Nigerian society.

           

 

SWK 505        Generic Practice Skill in Social Work                                 3units

This course helps students to develop practice skill within a theoretical framework. The major emphasis is on problem solving. The students are assisted to develop the capacity for assessment and the use of intervention strategies according to psychosocial, problem-solving and behavioural approaches. Students will also develop the capacity to observe, analyse and utilise groups for therapeutic purpose

 

SWK 560        Research Project                                                                   3units

This is an original long essay on a social service/social problem/social work practice selected by the student in consultation with a departmental supervisor. The research project will be based on library research and content analysis.

 

SWK 508        Community Development Process                                                            3units

The course exposes student to the different skills and techniques of community development practice. Community Development principles, processes and programmes of community development and history of community development (in Nigeria) will be discussed. The community development worker as an organiser and leader in the community, economic integration and social development through community development process will be highlighted

 

SWK 570        Philosophy of Social Work                                                                           3units

The course examines the philosophical base of social work. It discusses the various schools of thought in social work and relevancy to modern social work practice. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the nature, history, traditions, and issues of professions in general and most importantly of social work. It also provides the student a chance to evaluate his or her goodness-of-fit with the values and ethics, the purposes and focus, the sanctions for practice, the knowledge base required, and the people served by social workers. The professional need for the course is seen in diminishing the parochialism often found in social work practice through a focus on the commonalities that bind social workers into a single profession. The educational need for the course is seen in providing a conceptual and practical umbrella for whatever course of professional activity the student wishes to pursue.

 

SWK 571        Social Work Field Practice 1                                                                        3units

Under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor, students will implement the planned programmes in meeting the client’s needs, focusing on the potentialities within the client and his environment to meet his needs. Practical skills will be facilitated and reinforced in areas of interviewing, case recording, and observation of basic social work values while giving services and followed by evaluation. Through class presentations, reporting and seminars students gather more knowledge about a multitude of agencies and clients situations as they share their experiences in the class sessions.    .

 

SWK 572        Field Work Field Practice 11                                                                       3units

The trainees will be provided the opportunities to develop capabilities to effectively apply generalist knowledge and skills in any social situation, especially case work, through the following means: Knowing what the agency does and rules of the agency as regards its internal functioning, relationship with external environment, resources within and outside the agency, understanding the values of social work and observing the supervisor in problem identification, assessment, planning, interviewing and recording. Students interact in participatory class sections to share their experiences from various agencies and equally present seminars, write report on their field experiences and activities under the supervision of the classroom instructor.    

SWK 603        Advanced Social Research methods                                                           3units

Problems and Issues of Scientific Methodology in the Social Sciences: The issue of qualitative and quantitative techniques in African research. Research approaches as they relate to research design, field work, data collection and organization, analysis and interpretation. Research techniques appropriate to the fields of Social Work statistical methods – correctional measures, analysis of variance, and regression.

 

SWK 605        Conflict Management                                                        3units

Problems and issues relating to conflict such as the signs and symptoms of conflict, means to aggravate or to diffuse conflict. Making potential conflict situations productive rather than destructive. Practical conflict management skills and interpersonal intervention plans.

 

SWK 607        Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice                                             3units

The students will be exposed to common base of Social Work Practice. The skills and knowledge required of the social worker. Social work professional identity, development of core skills, problems-solving and planned social change as well as the knowledge base for appropriate Social Work Profession.

 

SWK 609        Philosophical Perspectives in Social Work                       3units

The course examines the philosophy of social work practice. It exams the different schools of thought and their relevance to current social work practice.

 

SWK 641        Social Work Field Practice 1                     3units

Orientation to the agency and social analysis. Students undertake problem-solving under strict supervision.

 

SWK 631        Social Work Ethics and Values                      3units

In-depth examination of the code of ethics of social work and its appraisal in the Nigerian cultural context. Consideration of the value system which the social workers must content with and how these affect the practice of the social workers.

 

SWK 611        History of Social Work and Social Legislation                      3units

The development of social work and social legislation from its Euro-American origins, colonial times to independence and post independence era in the Nigerian and African culture within which this development is taking place.

 

SWK 633        Legal Issues in Social Work                      3units

The legal system as it may affect social work either through direct services practice or in the development of human service politics and programmes. Basic trial court procedures with opportunity to develop skills to testify appropriately. Students develop skills in integration of legal and social work issues.

 

SWK 643        Social Work with Older Adults                      3units

Main issues associated with ageing and older people.  Stereotypes and Prejudice against older adults. Care of the aging in traditional society and contemporary society Cultural, economic, physical, environmental, social and psychological influences on old age.

 

SWK 615        Social Work Administration                      3units

The theory of formal organizations and social administration; major functions of administration in human services. Topics such as fund raising, budgeting, personnel management and some ethical issues confronting social administration are examined.

 

SWK 619        Social Policy and Planning                     3units

Historical and comparative approach to the problem of social policy and planning. Tools of policy making and frameworks for policy analysis.  The relationship between social work, social policy and planning. Ideological perspectives that policies are derived from. Planning models/theories and the task involved during planning.

SWK 617        Social Work Supervision                      3units

The purposes, functions, process and methods in the supervision of staff in social welfare settings.

 

SWK 645        Social Work Intervention with Families                      3units

An overview of marriage, and alternative lifestyles in contemporary society, showing tends, highlighting differences and providing major theoretical orientation. System and social learning approaches, communication, negotiation in problem-solving and their relevance to assessment, treatment structure and treatment techniques relevant to the family. The use of social policy to promote the welfare of family and children policies in selected stages of development with special emphasis on Nigeria and developing skill in the analysis and formation of family policies.

 

SWK 651        Approaches to Community Development (Traditional and Modern) 3units

Students are exposed to the different approaches of community development both traditional and modern approaches, and relevancy to Nigeria are examined.

 

SWK 647        Social Work with the Challenged                      3units

Specific problems related to the challenged (physical or mental), the societal responses to these groups, in addition to their social, emotional and physical characteristics; various intervention strategies particularly beneficial to the challenged clients. Existing and additional programmes.

SWK 604        Advanced Theory and Models of Treatment                      3units

The course will cover the framework for understanding and use of treatment models in inter-personal Social Work Practice.

 

SWK 606        Social Work Intervention                      3units

The course examines the strategy of intervention in social work. It examines the principles and ethics of practice. It examines how foreign based social work interventive strategies can be used in Nigeria taking into cognizance culture.

 

SWK 642        Social Work Field Practice II                         3units

The course exposes the students to treatment of real life problems. Students are assigned real life cases to treat under the supervision of staff.

 

SWK 652        Community Development Process                      3units

The students will be exposed to the different skills and techniques in Community Development Practice. The theories and approaches/models of Community Development will be adequately discussed. The course will also explore the different leadership styles and the applicability in African context.

 

SWK 644        Social Work with Children and Youth                      3units

This is designed to help students acquire skills in developmental approach in working with children and youths; in the homes and villages, schools, clubs, and peer organizations. Whether the young ones have personality problems in development or not, the goal is to help them master their developmental tasks with enhanced sense of self-reliance and democratic principles.

 

SWK   640 Industrial Social Work                                                           3units

The course introduces the student to the industrial/organizational context of social work practice. It examines the structure, nature, purpose and development of significant trends and events within organizations as well as how these trends respond to workers and organizational needs, employer – employee relationship, social processes involved particularly in promoting harmonious relationship within system. Adequate stress will be given to organizational theories and social workers roles in such a context.

 

SWK 634        Social Work with Group                                       3units                

The course incorporates both micro and macro elements in focusing on social worker analysis of group development, worker-client interactions and interventions in the helping process. Emphasis is placed on understanding and learning new skill and theories that help the worker manage a group.

 

SWK 646        Social Work Intervention in Correctional Institutions                       3units

The human development process, the transaction between the individual and environmental, the family, informal networks, peers, school, works; neighbourhood and community, the role of inter-disciplinary team: effects of the need for transfer and generalization of training.

 

SWK 648        Social Work in Schools                      3units

The need for social work intervention in school; interdisciplinary team approach; the contributory influence of schools, community and home environments to school children’s learning problems, the social worker’s role in the intervention strategies.

 

SWK 632        Social Policies on the Older Adults and the Challenged                     3units

The problems of aging and disability. Critical examination of public policies on older adults and the challenged in Nigeria and other countries. Appropriate policies to integrate the elderly and the handicapped in the society and help then live self-fulfilling live-through community based services.

 

SWK 654        Women in Community Development                      3units

It examines the place and conditions of women to community development. It also examine the problems they experience and strategies for empowering them.

 

 

SWK 622        Alcoholism and Drug addiction                      3units

A basic orientation to alcoholism as a problem requiring various intervention. Strategies to implement services to deal with alcoholics and their families.

 

SWK 656        Community Organization Mobilization                      3units

The theory and practice of community organization concerned with social change. The nature and functions of organizations, communities and social linkages. The organizing processes in the introduction of desired social change in the rural and urban settings.

           

SWK 661                                Seminar in Research Findings                                        3units

The student is expected to present a seminar on the major issues of the research project highlighting what is the project is all about.

 

SWK 660        Master’s Project                                                                      4 units

The students writes a master’s project starting with a proposal that will be presented to the Postgraduate board under the guidance of an approved supervisor.

 

PGC701                                 Synopsis and Grant Writing                                                3units

 

Identification of types and nature of grant and grant writing; mining of grants application calls on the internet. Determining appropriate strategy for each grant application. Study of various grant application structures and contents and writing of concept notes, detailed project description, budgeting and budget defence. Study of sample grant writings in various forms and writing of mock research and other grants. Identification of University of Nigeria synopsis structure and requirements (Introduction, Methodology and Results). Determining the content of each sub-unit of the synopsis. Steps in writing of synopsis from the Dissertation/Thesis document. Structural and language issues. Common errors in synopsis writing and strategies for avoiding them. The roles of the student and the supervisor in the production of a synopsis. Writing a mock synopsis. All registered PhD students must attend a solution-based interactive workshop to be organized by the School of Postgraduate Studies for a practical demonstration and application of the knowledge acquired from the course, conducted by selected experts.

 

SWK 703        Advanced Social Work Research Methods

The course provides advanced social work students with the conceptual and methodological skills needed to become competent social work researcher. It explores basic design issues and relates them to specific survey research skills such as sampling, questionnaire construction. Measurement and data collection issues. It explores alternative research design besides survey. It also emphasizes the relationship between research design and methods of casual references. Alternative data analysis strategies are presented.

 

SWK 751        Advanced Community Organization and Development

Theoretical and practice understanding of the nature, functions, and operation of social organization and communities.

 

SWK 741        Social Work Field Practice 1

The student engages in field work practice where he treats cases assigned. The course offers the student an educational experience in a social service agency under the supervision of a qualified professional.  The purpose of the course is to integrate materials gained in academic course with practice in the field.  At the end of the placement, the student will be expected to submit a field practicum report to the Department using a departmental format.

 

 

SWK 743        Special topics in area of specialization 

This course is designed as an introductory doctoral seminar to help candidates explore their areas of specialization and sift out issues that are worth researching on the area of study.

 

SWK 702       Advanced Theory and Models of Treatment.

The student presents seminar different social work theories and models and how they can be applied to real life situations in social work practice.

 

SWK 704        Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice

A conceptual framework for a variety of interceptive approaches to social work. An analysis of social contact of practice, value assumptions and dilemmas and common theoretical base for social work interceptive methods.

 

SWK 742        Social Work Field Practice II

The student continues his work at the agency assigned to him and treats cases.

 

SWK 744        Advanced Theoretical orientations in the area of specialization    3 units

The focus here is on critical examination of theoretical underpinnings that could help explain the major issues in the area of specialization

 

SWK  761                               Seminar in Research Findings                                        3units

The student is expected to present a seminar on the major issues of the research project highlighting what is really PhD about the work

 

SWK 760        Doctoral Dissertations                                                                       6 units

The student writes a doctorial dissertation on a chosen topic. This will be presented to the Postgraduate board of the department in three phases: The proposal, methodology and research findings under the guidance by an approved supervisor.

 

  1. LIST OF APPROVED HIGHER DEGREE SUPERVISORS
  1. Professor Uzoma Odera Okoye,                     B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Nigeria)
  2. Mr. Mbah, Uwazuoke Francis                        B.Sc. (Dares Salaam) M.Sc. (Missouri)
  3. Dr. Uzuegbu, Ngozi Charity                           B.Ed., PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Nigeria)
  4. Dr. Eze, Christian Aniemeka                          B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.  (Nigeria)
  5. Dr. Tanyi, Lum Perpetua                                B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Nigeria)
  6. Dr. Okafor, Agnes Ebelechukwu                   B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Nigeria)
  7. Dr. Anugwom, Kenechukwu Nwakego         B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Nigeria)
  8. Dr. Uche, Okala Agwu                                   B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Nigeria)
  9. Dr. Ngwu, Christopher Ndubuisi                   B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Nig)
  10. Dr. Okoli, Rosemary Chinyere                       B.Sc., M.Sc., (Nig.) Ph.D. (Edinburgh, UK)
  11. Dr. Iyiani, Christian Chidozie             B.Sc. (Nig.), M.Sc. Ph.D. (Norwegian University)
  12. Dr. Chukwu, Ngozi Eucharia                                     PGD,   B.Sc., Ph.D. (Nigeria)