Social Work is a field of study preoccupied with the quality of life, individual and community well-being. It researches about human and community development, social policy and administration, human interaction, interaction with the environment, the influence and manipulation of biological and psychological factors. It combines theory from different other fields such as sociology, medicine, psychology, philosophy, politics and economics in order to enable complete understanding and shaping power over the social mechanisms of any kind. Professionally, social workers are organised in bodies of different size and impact from local to international and focus on providing help to individuals or communities suffering from poverty, lack of opportunities or information, social injustice, persecution, abuse or violation of rights.
Graduates of Social Work studies can practice their profession as soon as they are awarded a license or are professionally registered. The professional activity of social workers is usually structured as social, political or economic research, advocacy, community development, social welfare analysis and implementation, counselling or even social case solving.
The MSc in Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) is a comprehensive and in depth course covering the management, economic, legal and technical aspects that relate to the hazards of the workplace environment. It is targeted at graduates with an engineering, numerical, business, psychology or health related background and seeks to provide the basis for students to be able to define and explore their chosen Master Thesis.
The MSc in Applied Health Research equips you with the skills necessary to design, implement and publish healthcare research.
The occupational therapy programmes at London South Bank University (LSBU) aims to provide an education centred on the meaning and performance of occupations in life. According to the College of Occupational Therapists (2011); occupational therapists "work with people facing physical, mental and social disabilities to help them do the things they want to do".
The objective of this new online programme which will commence in September/October 2014 is to provide graduates from all disciplines with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the role and function of social policy. Who is it for? Whether you are interested in social care, social work, social policy or social change this course will provide you with in-depth knowledge.
These courses are designed to equip you with knowledge and skills for a career in the management of philanthropic and nonprofit organisations.
The pressure to conduct research by federal, state and accreditation agencies is becoming more and more prevalent in a variety of settings including academia and health care. Research is increasingly reliant on mixed methods research.
The Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Social Work combines rigorous academic training with the application of social work concepts and skills in the real world. It is organized around in-depth study in one of four program concentrations, or methods: Advanced Clinical Practice, Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming, Policy Practice, and Social Enterprise Administration.
Designed to provide you with the comprehensive understanding and broad-based skills necessary for the development, administration and management of human service organizations. The online Human and Family Services Administration program combines expertise in family studies with the business skills required for administrative positions.
The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.
The UMD Department of Social Work offers an Advanced Generalist program that prepares students for a wide range of social work roles from therapist and case manager to community organizer and administrator. We are one of the only MSW programs in the nation that includes a special focus on American Indian social services. Specialized course work and field placements are also available in clinical and child welfare practice for students choosing to focus their coursework in these areas. Content on developing cultural competence is integrated across the curriculum.
The program is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills for strengthening families through research, service and policy intervention. The program focuses on professional roles related to international family services with perspectives on families and communities and the ability to act effectively and ethically in decision-making and problem-solving.
The College of Education supports an on-line graduate concentration to prepare teachers of children who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH).