社會工作社會科學碩士
  • 課程目標

    此課程名為社會工作社會科學碩士(MSocSc in Social Work),是為已持有學士學位、希望成為香港註冊社工的人士而設。它旨在培養學生在社會工作方面的專業技能,成為善於批判、深思熟慮、具全面發展的社會工作專業型人才,幫助他們應對不斷變化的社會對社會工作的挑戰。些課程也使學生的學術和專業資歷達到香港社工註冊局所認可的社會工作專業水準。

    成果目標:

    同學畢業時應具備
    1. 同學畢業時應具備: 社會工作知識、技巧以及價值觀與態度

    知識方面:

    1. 能根據社會工作的價值體系和倫理守則,評估不斷變化的社會需求和社會背景;
    2. 能展示整合理論與實踐的能力,獲得新理論和創新實踐

     

    技巧方面

    1. 能將社會工作的專業知識與技能應用於不同的工作領域。

     

    工作價值與態度方面

    1. 能批判性地評估專業活動,並倡導合宜的福利和服務改革;
    2. 對權力、社會多樣性和社會公義等社會議題以及社會工作實踐和社會政策有敏銳的和成熟的分析力
    3. 具備終身學習並發展自己的專業的熱忱

     

  • 課程結構

    此課程學制為兩年,每年包括暑期課程共三個學期。只有在特殊情況下學生才會獲批准延長學習期限。

    社會工作社會科學碩士是一個兩年制兼讀課程。其課程大綱如下:

      1. 社會工作課程 21 學分
      2. 社會工作選修 3 學分
      3. 綜合導修 3 學分
      4. 實習 10 學分
      1. 總計 37 學分

    課程內容

    社會工作科目(7科,21學分)
    社會工作科目旨在介紹與社會工作理論與實踐相關的不同領域中的當代社會科學理論

      1. SOWK 7610 Society and Social Policy 3 units
      2. SOWK 7610 Society and Social Policy (3,3,0)
        This course aims to provide basic sociological concepts in understanding and analyzing the society. It also introduces students to the theories of welfare and the tools in analyzing social policies. Particular concerns will be given to the development of new social policies and social services in Hong Kong.
      3. SOWK 7620 Human Development and Cultural Differences 3 units
      4. SOWK 7620 Human Development and Cultural Differences (3,3,0)
        This course helps students to understand human development and the social environment. It also enables students to appreciate similarities and diversities of human behavior from a life span, diversity and anti-oppression perspective, particularly with respect to social and cultural differences, and the challenges and strengths of service users and targets in the local context.
      5. SOWK 7630 Social Work Theory & Practice I 3 units
      6. SOWK 7630 Social Work Theory & Practice I (3,3,0)
        This course is designed to develop students' ability to apply critical thinking and professional judgment in the learning and application of individual and family practice models to meet with the changes in the local context. It emphasizes the transferability of the repertoire of skills and theoretical knowledges across disciplines and contexts.
      7. SOWK 7641-2 Social Work Theory & Practice II 4 units
      8. SOWK 7641-2 Social Work Theory & Practice II (4,1,0)
        This course is a continuation of Social Work Theory and Practice I. It is designed to equip students with the ability to appreciate theories and practice approaches of social group work and community work and to apply them in the local context. Changes in the social environment would be discussed to set forth the need to develop integrated practices. It also critically examines problems and issues in the application of the group and community approaches. Students will participate in a variety of role-plays, case studies and exercises so as to develop their consciousness and skills.
      9. SOWK 7650 Management in Human Service Organizations 3 units
      10. SOWK 7650 Management in Human Service Organizations (3,3,0)
        The focus is on studying selective organizational theories with the aim of fostering a general understanding of human service organizations. Another objective is to help students to comprehend the process, function and skills of management in these agencies. Case studies are used to illustrate the application of administration in social welfare agencies especially in the Hong Kong context.
      11. SOWK 7040 Research and Programme Evaluation 3 units
      12. SOWK 7040 Research and Programme Evaluation (3,3,0)
        This course covers the basic concepts, approaches and methods in qualitative and quantitative research in the field of human services, and evaluates the importance of values and knowledge in suffusing the practice of social research. It stresses the importance of addressing programme and practice evaluation to the rising needs for accountability and outcome demonstration.
      13. SOWK 7770 Social Work, Law and Social Justice 2 units
      14. SOWK 7770 Social Work, Law and Social Justice (2,2,0)
        Social work values, law and social justice are fundamental issues of social work practice. This course aims to 1) discuss the social work values and ethical issues in social work practice; 2) introduce general principles of law in Hong Kong and international laws and conventions in the areas of family law, protection of children and women, mental health issues, right of abode and discrimination issues, human rights, etc.; and 3) examine the relevance of existing legal provisions to upkeep social justice and the role played by social workers.
      1. TOTAL 21 units
    • Social Work electives (1 course, 3 units)
      1. SOWK 7430 Narrative Approach to Counselling 3 units
      2. SOWK 7430 Narrative Approach to Youth Counselling (3,3,0)
        Prerequisite: SOWK 7420 Theories in Counselling and Therapy or consent of the Department. This course focuses on introducing to the students the diverse and yet inter-related narrative approaches to working with young people and their families at different settings, as well as the basic philosophy, concepts, and therapeutic conversations.
      3. SOWK 7670 Social Work Project 3 units
      4. SOWK 7670 Social Work Project (3,0,1)
        In this course, students are required to conduct and write up a small social work practice related research project that may be based on their actual fieldwork or professional practice experience. Students may choose to do any other projects approved by the Department.
      5. SOWK 7720 Social Work with the Elderly 3 units
      6. SOWK 7720 Social Work with the Elderly (3,3,0)
        Prerequisite: Year III Social Work students or consent of the Department
        This course provides students with an understanding of the ageing process and its implications for social work practice. Social deprivation and difficulties faced by the elderly will be explored especially in the local context. The existing social welfare, medical, housing and employment policy and services for the elderly in Hong Kong will be critically examined, together with consideration of alternatives in social service delivery.
      7. SOWK 7730 Social Work with Youth 3 units
      8. SOWK 7730 Social Work with Youth (3,3,0)
        Prerequisite: Year III Social Work students or consent of the Department
        The basic objectives of this course are to review contemporary theories and perspectives for understanding youth with particular reference to the socio-economic and political context Hong Kong, critically examine the discourses on specific dimensions of youth in Hong Kong, and examine and evaluate selected youth services and approaches to youth work with a review to promoting positive changes.
      9. SOWK 7740 Social Work with the Mentally Disordered 3 units
      10. SOWK 7740 Social Work with the Mentally Disordered (3,3,0)
        Prerequisite: Year III Social Work students or consent of the Department
        This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of a range of theories on the scope and causes of mental illness. Different approaches of working with the mentally disordered and their families will be discussed. Existing local policies and legislation pertaining to mental illness will be critically examined. Methods of assessment, intervention and prevention, especially from a social work perspective, will also be explored.
      11. SOWK 7750 Social Work with Disadvantaged Groups 3 units
      12. SOWK 7750 Social Work with Disadvantaged Groups (3,3,0)
        Prerequisite: Year III Social Work students or consent of the Department
        This course aims to enable students to examine the social structure and social processes which contribute to the construction of disadvantages and oppression in the society, critically appreciate different theoretical explanation of social disadvantages, develop understanding of the experiences of selected legislation, and develop sensitivity to and understanding of anti-oppressive practice with the socially disadvantaged groups.
      13. SOWK 7760 Special Topics in Social Work 3 units
      14. SOWK 7760 Special Topics in Social Work (3,3,0)
        Prerequisite: Year III Social Work students or consent of the Department
        This course is intentionally designed to be flexible to allow discussion of a range of contemporary issues in Social Work. It will involve a range of optional courses complementary to those ordinarily offered as core courses of the Social Work major. Normally no more than one such topic will be offered in any given semester.

    社會工作綜合導修(3科,3學分)
    社會工作綜合導修的目標在於加強學生結合理論與實踐的能力,並應用課堂所學的知識在現實各種情境中。學生需要在一年級和二年級完成修讀這些課程。這些課程為學生的實習提供堅實的社會科學和社會工作的基礎,並鼓勵學生在日常的社會工作實踐中發揮自省和整合的精神。

      1. SOWK 7680 Social Work Integrative Tutorial I 1 units
      2. SOWK 7680 Social Work Integrative Tutorial I (1,0,1.5)
        Integrative tutorials aim to provide students an environment to discuss and integrate what they have learned from the classes and from their real life scenarios in a small group setting. Tutorials are of three hours each run seven times throughout the first semester.
      3. SOWK 7690 Social Work Integrative Tutorial II 1 units
      4. SOWK 7690 Social Work Integrative Tutorial II (1,0,1.5)
        This is the second series of integrative tutorials with the same study aims of SOWK 7680 Social Work Integrative Tutorial I. Tutorials are also of three hours each run seven times throughout the second semester.
      5. SOWK 7780 Social Work Integrative Tutorial III 1 units
      6. SOWK 7780 Social Work Integrative Tutorial III (1,0,1.5)
        Integrative Tutorial III is a compulsory pre-placement workshop which targets at providing students with further opportunities to integrate what they have learnt from classes and the Fieldwork I while preparing them for Fieldwork II. Prominent issues in social work practice with relevancy to multi-levels intervention, sensitivity to diversity, social work values, and skills application are explored. Self-reflection on becoming social workers is emphasized. There will be seven 3-hour sessions with prescribed themes.
      1. TOTAL 3 units

    Fieldwork Practice (2 fieldwork practice, 10 units)實習(2實習,10學分)

  • 實習旨在促進學生的發展、在知識和技巧上的提升,強調如何在各種社會工作環境中發展整合知識與實踐的能力、達致個人的專業發展與個人成長。實習時數共計800小時,要求每位學生至少參加一個學期間同步實習(concurrent),另一個實習可選擇學期間同步實習(concurrent mode) 或 假期實習( block mode)**
    此外,每個學生需要參加共計100小時的實習前各種準備活動,包括工作坊、實習導論(orientation programme)、機構探訪以及技巧訓練等。

      1. SOWK 7700 Fieldwork Practice I 5 units
      2. SOWK 7700 Fieldwork Practice I (5,0,16)
        Through fieldwork placement, students are facilitated to develop their knowledge and skills emphasizing on the synergy and integration of theory and practice and relevant to practice in a board range of social work settings in working with individuals, families, groups and communities. Emphasis is also focused on enhancing professional development and self-growth. The total number of placement hours is 400.
        (Students must pass this Fieldwork Practice with grades not lower than "C-" in order to graduate from the programme. If a student achieved a "F" grade, he/she must retake the course and pass with at least "C-".)
      3. SOWK 7710 Fieldwork Practice II 5 units
      4. SOWK 7710 Fieldwork Practice II (5,0,16)
        This is the second supervised fieldwork practice in the course of study. The total number of placement number is also 400. Refer to SOWK 7700 Fieldwork Practice I for other details of course description.
        (Students must pass this Fieldwork Practice with grades not lower than "C-" in order to graduate from the programme. If a student achieved a "F" grade, he/she must retake the course and pass with at least "C-".)
      1. TOTAL 10 units

    如果學生完成以上所有的課程要求,並獲得不低於2.5的GPA,則可授予其社會工作社會科學碩士學位。若學生獲得高於3.7(包括3.7)的GPA,且沒有任何科目低於B-或需重修,則可以優異成績畢業(Distinction);學生如果獲得界於3.40與3.69的GPA,則可以優良成績畢業(Merit)。

    * 經學系批准,學生可以在其受僱的社會服務機構進行其中一個實習。
  • 入學要求

    申請入讀社會工作社會科學碩士的申請者需具備以下條件:

    1. 持有認可大學的學士學位,或相同等級資歷;

    已具註冊社工資格(以社會工作文憑註冊)或社會科學背景的申請人會獲優先考慮。

    合適的申請者將被安排接受面試。
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