社會工作碩士
(MSW)

課程結構

學生完成30個學分方能畢業。包括4門綜合課程、3門專業課程和2-3門選修課程。學分分配具體如下:

 

綜合課程 12 學分
專業課程 9 學分
選修課程 9 學分
合共 30 學分

 

課程內容

 

綜合課程 (4個課程,12學分)
綜合課程為學生提供對本地及全球社會工作的理念、理論具批評性的反思。課程旨在擴闊學生於福利制度的視野;及在現時常變的社會上,鞏固學生的理念及理論基礎。所有學生均須修讀四個綜合課程。

 

SOWK 7010 轉型社會環境中的社會工作 (3,3,0)
This course explores the changing social, political and economic context of Hong Kong society and examines their relationship with social welfare and social work. It aims at developing students' ability to reflect on the current philosophical as well as value base for social work practice in Hong Kong with particular insights into the constraints they create for policy and practice.
3 學分
SOWK 7030 批判性管理實踐 (3,3,0)
This course is designed to appraise the policy and organizational context of human service organizations and management and to explore major theories and perspectives on organizational analysis and management practice. Students will be able to develop creative and appropriate responses to organizational and management situations in relation to different social work settings.
3 學分
SOWK 7040 研究及服務項目的評估 (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.
3 學分
SOWK 7410 人文多元化及文化差異 (3,3,0)
This course helps students to understand and appreciate similarities and diversities of human behaviour from a diversity and anti-oppression perspective, particularly with respect to social and cultural differences, and the challenges and strengths of young people in the local context.
3 學分
合共 12 學分

 

專業課程 (3個課程,9學分)
課程旨在加深學生的知識及技巧,提高學生專業能力。專業課程是學生選擇自己將來的專業領域的基礎。自03年,本課程提供2個專業範疇:青年工作及精神健康。鑑於專業社群對上述服務的需求日漸增長,加上本系亦有相關專門知識,故產生了上述兩門專業範疇。所有學生均需於申請入學時選擇所想的範疇。

 

青年工作專業:
SOWK 7170 邊緣青年:理論與實踐 (3,3,0)
This course introduces students to various theoretical and practice approaches in understanding and working with young people who are regarded as "marginal" in legal, social and cultural senses. The social construction and social disadvantages of marginality are examined, and students are encouraged to examine practice models for meeting the needs of young people at the margins.
3 學分
SOWK 7220 青年與文化實踐 (3,3,0)
The cultural dimension of young people's lives is fast changing, and there is a pressing need for social workers to better acknowledge the richness and diversity of youth cultures, and take culture as an arena and as a means for promoting youth's competency, participation and connectedness and for developing alternative intervention modalities.
3 學分
SOWK 7240 批判性青年工作 (3,3,0)
By drawing insights from the radical and critical traditions of social work, this course specifically focuses on studying the structural and poststructural perspectives on informing the theorizing and practice of critical youth work with particular reference to oppression and dominations in the social context of Hong Kong.
3 學分
合共 9 學分

 

精神健康專業:
SOWK 7110 精神健康、精神病及社會工作 (3,3,0)
This course critically examines current theories in working with people and their families facing psychiatric disabilities and provides opportunities to build on existing social work experiences in order to develop a more integrated model for practice. Students will be enabled to understand the current development and research in mental health and to examine their implications for social work practice in Hong Kong.
3 學分
SOWK 7210 精神健康問題家庭工作 (3,3,0)
Mental illnesses, irrespective of their severity, rarely leave family intact but the needs of family members are often overlooked. At times social workers in different service settings do come into contact with these family members. It is therefore necessary to improve both knowledge and skills of helping them. This course covers different perspectives of family coping and dimensions of helping like family therapy, psycho-education for family, empowerment practice and advocacy for families.
3 學分
SOWK 7230 危機管理及綜合精神健康工作 (3,3,0)
Crisis management is one of many important tasks of human service professionals, and it often helps to prevent mental health problems from taking place. This course is designed to enable graduate social work students to (1) deal with crises of their clients and (2) develop integrated mental health interventions with wide range of targets with mental health problems in the Chinese context. Students will examine the major theoretical perspectives and skills in crisis assessment and management and learn to apply an integrative approach to the prevention and treatment of mental health problems.
3 學分
合共 9 學分

 

選修課程 (9學分)
SOWK 7120 兒童及青少年精神健康 (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 學分
SOWK 7430 敘事取向的輔導工作 (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 學分
SOWK 7440 敘事為本的輔導實踐應用於特定的青年組群 (3,3,0)
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 學分
SOWK 7500 家庭治療 (3,3,0)
This course approaches to enhancing collaborative work with young people will be covered. In particular, the students will be introduced to strategies and interventions from the approaches of structural family therapy and solution-focused brief therapy as well as their application to specific youth groups with a diversity of developmental issues and needs.
3 學分
SOWK 7730 青年工作 (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.
3 學分
SOWK 7840 數據分析:社會科學研究 (3,3,0)
This course covers the basic concepts, approaches and methods in social sciences using linear modeling methods. The course is comprised of seminar and lab sessions. Each class will start with a seminar with the instructor to discuss related concepts and students will be required to participate in discussion. Then, the class will move into the lab session when students are either required to present their own research ideas or practice statistical skills using the software SPSS. Students will have to complete weekly lab assignments. Final paper involves the generation of a publishable manuscript based on students’ research area of interests. In the first part of the course, student will learn how to construct their own conceptual model and specify hypotheses based on existing theories and literatures. In the second part of the course, students will identify a secondary data set related to their conceptual models and learn about data management skills. In the third part, students will learn about the concepts and lab skills of bivariate analysis. The fourth part of the course covers introductory concepts and lab skills of multiple regression. Last, students will have the opportunity to learn about manuscript writing and consult the instructors regarding their paper.
3 學分
SOWK7890 職涯發展及輔導 (3,3,0)

This course is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills to facilitate individuals to engage in life and career development, and enhance with career counselling competencies in helping relationship building, application of career counselling concepts, assessment in career planning, working with diverse populations, and utilization of technology in career planning, and work-life integration. The course also facilitates students to develop holistic perspective in career development of people at different stages of life and navigate the complex life and work environment.


3 學分
SOWK 7151-2 專題論文 (3,0,1)

The dissertation provides opportunity for students to develop and complete a research project of either literature or empirical based relevant to their own specialism.  Students may focus on a specific area such as a selected service target, application of a practice theory, exploration of a topic or issue, management practice or service policy.  The dissertation topic is treated with rigour and depth, appropriate to work at postgraduate level. 

6 學分

Staff with Expertise in the 2 concentrations

Mental Health Youth Work
Prof Petrus Y N Ng 吳日嵐教授 Prof Victor C W Wong 黃昌榮教授
Dr. Simon T M Chan 陳德茂博士 Dr. Ava S M Lau 劉肇薇博士
Dr. Daniel K W Young 楊劍雲博士