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Social Work

BIRCHAM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Psychology



Faculty of Psychology

 

MODULE: Social Work

Program delivered by distance learning higher education up to a maximum of 27 credits. This module may be combined or completed with other online university courses from this faculty.

 

DESCRIPTION: Social Work

This program explores the influence of new ideas and clinical experience on the social work practice. It examines a full range of therapeutic approaches including psychology, crisis intervention, client-centered theory, transactional analysis, systems theory, task-centered social work, and neuro-linguistics. It enables social work students at all levels to learn and integrate ongoing theoretical developments in the field to ultimately ensure the optimum services for clients.

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic Credits):

1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Social Work
Social Welfare
Analysis of Social Problems
Personality & Social Development
Multicultural Diversity
Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
Social Activities & Relations
Social Counseling
Social Work Practice

 

DISTANCE EDUCATION DEGREE SUPERVISOR: Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro
More information about this supervisor and instructors at Bircham University Human Network.

 

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DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAMS: Social Work

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. (Doctor) Programs. This distance learning degree program is designed at the postgraduate level – Master’s or Doctoral. This module may be easily adapted to complete the Specialist, Expert or Bachelor’s adult degree program requirements. A further option is the enrollment into the online university courses listed in this module.

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma in Social Work (21 Academic Credits)
Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of 9 courses from this specialization module in Social Work.

 

Bachelor's Degree (B.A., B.S., B.B.A.) in Social Work (130 Academic Credits)
27 credits for 9 Specialization Courses in Social Workdistance learning higher education.
+ 60 credits in General Education may be transferred from previous education and experience for the completion of this distance learning degree.
+ 43 credits or 14 additional online university courses that may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Psychology from Bircham International University. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree (M.B.A., M.S., M.A.) in Social Work (35~50 Academic Credits)
27 credits for 9 Specialization Courses in Social Workdistance learning higher education.
+ 13 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Final Project.

 

Doctorate (Doctor Ph.D. Degree) in Social Work (45~70 Academic Credits)
27 credits for 9 Specialization Courses in Social Workdistance learning higher education.
+ 18 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Thesis.
+ Some additional online university courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Psychology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

 

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

This program is delivered by traditional correspondence instruction. Bircham International University will send to your address the physical program suggested textbooks. You will be requested to write 20 to 35 pages reports about these books. You submit these reports by email or mail. The reports are the course exams. Bircham International University will evaluate your required written work. If passed, you will earn the degree from Bircham International University. Read BIU Distance Learning Higher Education Study Guide for more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring and evaluation.

 

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LANGUAGE OF STUDY:

Book and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.

 

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ADMISSION PROCESS: Distance Education University

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

Students enrolling into this distance learning degree program should be aware that:

1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this online diploma.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this online university degree.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any online university course.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education adult degree program.
 

 

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SUBJECT COURSES: Social Work

Each subject accounts for 3 credits.

 

Each of the following subjetcs may be studied as a continuing education course.

 

Social Work

This course explores various aspects of social work. These include what the profession seeks (goals); what it does to achieve these goals (direct practice methods); which principles are to be reflected in all professional social work activity (values and ethics); and how the profession evolved (history).

Instructor: Francis Wambua Mulwa

 

Social Welfare

This course analyses the nature and impact of economic/political/social ideologies in addition to the forces that shaped the evolution of western and other civilizations' responses to the poor, unemployed, sick and disabled, displaced, children-and-families-at-risk, widows and orphans, and racial/ethnic minorities.

Instructor: Joseph Kibugi Gitau

 

Analysis of Social Problems

This course examines social problems from three perspectives. Systemic problems: racial and sexual discrimination, inequality and poverty, militarization and war, ecological problems, overpopulation, urban and rural problems, and life cycle problems. Problems of specific institutions: government, economy, family, education, religion, and social services. Personal pathologies: mental illness, suicide, alcoholism, and drug addiction.

Instructor: Joseph Kibugi Gitau

 

Personality & Social Development

This course explores the processes of social and personality development. It focuses on four key areas of research: cognition, attachment theory, language development, and moral development. It also addresses the issues and debates about the role of genes, gender, socialization, and neurological development as interacting forces that affect how infants and children acquire self/other awareness, identity, and social competence.

Instructor: Shelley-Ann Meihuizen

 

Multicultural Diversity

The course shows how to deal with a different culture. It covers identity development, acculturation, class, prejudice and discrimination, demographics, and verbal and non-verbal communication in the context of different cultures and values. It examines the impact of different cultural backgrounds on managerial decisions and highlights the complexities of management in a global environment.

Instructor: Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

 

Cross Cultural Social Perspectives

This course studies the similarities and differences of cultures. It teaches students the skills of communication, negotiation, and managing cultural differences. It provides a cross cultural social perspective to deal effectively with individuals from varied cultures in different situations.

Instructor: Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

 

Social Activities & Relations

This course reviews empirical studies of friendships, dating, and long-term relationships including marriage. Main Topics include the types and functions of the social relationships as well as the processes of relationship formation, maintenance, dissolution, and conflict. It addresses the concept of relationships in various human societies.

Instructor: Renata Lopo Araújo

 

Social Counseling

This course highlights the major concepts and practices of contemporary psychotherapeutic systems and addresses some ethical and professional issues in social counseling practice. The goal is to allow students to wisely select from the various available theories and techniques and to develop their personal style of social counseling.

Instructor: Francis Wambua Mulwa

 

Social Work Practice

This course addresses the social issues that are of particular concern to social workers (special mission regarding poverty, racism, and sexism, among others); the types of agencies/services involving professional social workers (fields of practice); and the effectiveness of professional social work (evaluative systems).

Instructor: Francis Wambua Mulwa

 

 

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