社会工作社会科学硕士
(两年全日制* / 兼读制)
  • 课程目标

    此课程名为社会工作社会科学硕士(MSocSc in Social Work),是为已持有学士学位、希望成为香港注册社工的人士而设。它旨在培养学生在社会工作方面的专业技能,成为善于批判、深思熟虑、具全面发展的社会工作专业型人才,帮助他们应对不断变化的社会对社会工作的挑战。些课程也使学生的学术和专业资历达到香港社工注册局所认可的社会工作专业水平。

    成果目标:

    同学毕业时应具备: 社会工作知识、技巧以及价值观与态度

    知识方面:

    能根据社会工作的价值体系和伦理守则,评估不断变化的社会需求和社会背景;

    能展示整合理论与实践的能力,获得新理论和创新实践

    技巧方面:
    能将社会工作的专业知识与技能应用于不同的工作领域。

    工作价值与态度方面:

    能批判性地评估专业活动,并倡导合宜的福利和服务改革;

    对权力、社会多样性和社会公义等社会议题以及社会工作实践和社会政策有敏锐的和成熟的分析力

    具备终身学习并发展自己的专业能力的热忱

     

    * 两年全日制课程正待社会工作者注册局批核

  • 课程结构

    此课程学制为两年,每年包括暑期课程共三个学期。只有在特殊情况下学生才会获批准延长学习期限。

    社会工作社会科学硕士是一个两年制课程。其课程大纲如下:

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      1. 社会工作课程 21 学分
      2. 社会工作选修 3 学分
      3. 综合辅导 3 学分
      4. 实习工作实践 10 学分
      1. 总计 37 学分

    课程内容

    社会工作科目(7科,21学分)

    社会工作科目旨在介绍与社会工作理论与实践相关的不同领域中的当代社会科学理论。

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      1. SOWK 7610 Society and Social Policy 3 units
      2. SOWK 7610 Society and Social Policy (3,3,0)
        This course discusses various sociological perspectives to the understanding of the society and social policy. It examines selective models of social policy analysis and administrative and organizational theories and evaluates how these models and theories enable social workers to effect policy and organizational changes. It also critically examines the roles played by social workers in the field of social policy and administration with references to both local and international academic literature and research studies.
      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 and appreciate human development and behavior across the life span particularly with respect to socio-cultural differences and the social environment at large, and to 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 examine the generic knowledge and practice of social work as well as to develop students’ ability to apply critical thinking and professional judgment in the learning and application of individual and family practice models in local context. It emphasizes the transferability of the repertoire of skills and theoretical knowledge 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)
        This course is focused on studying selective organizational theories and perspectives relevant to critically understanding and appreciating the management of human service organizations. With the use of case studies and discussion, students will be equipped to comprehend the processes, functions and skills of agency and programme management with reference to the local 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, ethical concerns 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. This course also forms the knowledge base for students to carry out practice-related research project.
      13. SOWK 7770 Social Work, Law and Social Justice 2 units
      14. SOWK 7770 Social Work, Law and Social Justice (2,2,0)
        This course aims to study the values and ethical issues of social work practice and its related legal context; introduce general principles of law in Hong Kong and in the areas of protection of children and women, juvenile justice, family, mental health, human rights and discrimination; and examine the relevance of existing legal provisions to upkeep social justice and the role played by social workers.
      1. TOTAL 21 units
    • 社会工作选修科目(选择1科,3学分)
      1. SOWK 7120 Child & Adolescent Mental Health 3 units
      2. SOWK 7120 Child and Adolescent Mental Health (3,3,0)
        This course is designed to deepen knowledge and skills required to work with children and adolescents with mental health problems in a variety of settings in Hong Kong, particularly with respect to the areas of behavioural and emotional problems and substance abuse.
      3. SOWK 7430 Narrative Approach to Counselling 3 units
      4. 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, yet inter-related narrative approaches to working with young people and their families at different settings, as well as the basic philosophy and concepts of therapeutic conversations.
      5. SOWK 7670 Social Work Project 3 units
      6. 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.
      7. SOWK 7720 Social Work with the Elderly 3 units
      8. 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.
      9. SOWK 7730 Social Work with Youth 3 units
      10. 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 of 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.
      11. SOWK 7740 Social Work with the Mentally Disordered 3 units
      12. 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.
      13. SOWK 7750 Social Work with Disadvantaged Groups 3 units
      14. 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.
      15. SOWK 7760 Special Topics in Social Work 3 units
      16. SOWK 7760 Special Topics in Social Work (3,3,0)
        Prerequisite: Year III Social Work students or consent of the Department
        This subject aims to provide students with a gender perspective in practicing social work. Basic concepts of gender, gender inequality and theories of feminism will be introduced. Gender issues in social work and social welfare development will be critically examined. Emphasis will also be placed on understanding principles and strategies of feminist social work and their application in the local context. Students will be equipped with knowledge and skills in dealing with gender issues and working with women and men.

    社会工作综合导修(3科,3学分)
    社会工作综合导修的目标在于加强学生结合理论与实践的能力,并应用课堂所学的知识在现实各种情境中。学生需要在一年级和二年级完成修读这些课程。这些课程为学生的实习提供坚实的社会科学和社会工作的基础,并鼓励学生在日常的社会工作实践中发挥自省和整合的精神。

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      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 with an environment to discuss and integrate what they have learned from the classes and from their real life scenarios in a small group setting. For each semester in Year I study, there will be seven 3-hour sessions with prescribed themes. Integrative Tutorial I focuses on skill competency and integration of knowledge and practice in working with individuals and families.
      3. SOWK 7690 Social Work Integrative Tutorial II 1 units
      4. SOWK 7690 Social Work Integrative Tutorial II (1,0,1.5)
        Integrative tutorials aim to provide students with an environment to discuss and integrate what they have learned from the classes and from their real life scenarios in a small group setting. For each semester in Year I study, there will be seven 3-hour sessions with prescribed themes. Integrative Tutorial II focuses on skill competency and integration of knowledge and practice in working with groups and communities.
      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 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.
      1. TOTAL 3 units

    实习(2实习,10学分)


    实习旨在促进学生的发展、在知识和技巧上的提升,强调如何在各种社会工作环境中发展整合知识与实践的能力、达致个人的专业发展与个人成长。实习时数共计800小时,要求每位学生至少参加一个学期间同步实习(concurrent),另一个实习可选择学期间同步实习(concurrent mode)或假期实习( block mode)*

    此外,每个学生需要参加共计100小时的实习前各种准备活动,包括工作坊、实习导论(orientation programme)、机构探访以及技巧训练等。

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      1. SOWK 7700 Fieldwork Practice I 5 units
      2. SOWK 7700 Fieldwork Practice I (5,0,16)
        Prerequisite: GPA of 2.5 or above by the end of the 1st Semester of Year I or consent of Department
        Through fieldwork placement, students are facilitated to develop their knowledge and skills emphasizing on the synergy and integration of theory and relevancy to practice in a board range of social work settings in working with individuals, families, groups and communities. Emphasis is also focused on developing students’ professional competence in social work practice.
      3. SOWK 7710 Fieldwork Practice II 5 units
      4. SOWK 7710 Fieldwork Practice II (5,0,16)
        Prerequisite: (1) SOWK7700 Fieldwork Practice I and (2) cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above by the end of the 1st Semester of Year II or consent of the Department
        Through fieldwork placement, students are facilitated to develop their knowledge and skills emphasizing on the synergy and integration of theory and relevancy to practice in a board range of social work settings in working with individuals, families, groups and communities. Emphasis is also focused on developing students’ professional competence in social work practice.
      1. TOTAL 10 units

    如果学生完成以上所有的课程要求,并获得不低于2.5的GPA,则可授予其社会工作社会科学硕士学位。若学生获得高于3.7(包括3.7)的GPA,且没有任何科目低于B-或需重修,则可以优异成绩毕业(Distinction);学生如果获得界于3.40与3.69的GPA,则可以优良成绩毕业(Merit)。

    *经学系批准,学生可以在其受雇的社会服务机构进行其中一个实习。
  • 入学要求

    申请入读社会工作社会科学硕士的申请者需具备以下条件:

    1. 持有认可大学的学士学位,或相同等级资历;

    已具注册社工资格(以社会工作文凭注册)或社会科学背景的申请人会获优先考虑。

    合适的申请者将被安排接受面试。

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