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INTRODUCTION

The Department of Social Work trains social workers who can work direct or indirect as generic practitioners in communities and in various social welfare agencies including public, private, voluntary and non-governmental organizations. It is also envisaged that this training will produce both proactive and reactive social workers who can effectively respond to the newly emerging social problems in the contemporary societies. Through its various curricula the department also expects to produce graduates who can create their own self-employment capable of responding to societal needs.

Department of social work at ISW offers the following courses in Social Work: Basic Technician Certificate in Social Work (NTA Level 4), Ordinary Diploma in Social Work (NTA Levels 5 and 6), Bachelor Degree in Social Work (NTA Levels 7 and 8) and Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work.

For more details about course offered by department of social work, please check Course and Programs or ISW Prospectus 2011-2013.

SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT

LEVEL: BASIC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN SOCIAL WORK

 Objectives of the Programme

 General Objective

The general objective for developing this Basic Technician Certificate course is to prepare frontline social workers, who under the supervision of qualified social workers will engage in attending problems facing individuals, families and small groups; hence enhance their social functioning.

Specific Objectives

  1. To enable students to acquire elementary social work knowledge and skills in order to understand clients’ problem situations.
  2. To prepare students who will be able to use social work practice methods to attend clients with diverse problems.
  3. To enable students relate theoretical knowledge and practical work situations.

Table:  Summary of all the modules taught in the BTCSW programme:

S/N

Code

Module Name

Semester

1 2
1 SWT 04101 Elementary Social Work Practice
2 SWT 04102 Fundamentals of  Field Instruction
3 SWT 04103 Introduction to Social Welfare Services
4 SWT 04104 Fundamentals of  Social Work Ethics
5 SWT 04105 Basic Skills in Guidance and Counselling
6 SWT 04106 Introduction Communication Skills
7 SWT 04107 Block Fieldwork
8 SWT 04201 Essentials of Psychology
9 SWT 04202 Fundamentals of Sociology
10 SWT 04203 Introduction to Social Work with Children and Youths
11 SWT 04204 Introduction to ICT
12 SWT 04205 Elementary Social work Research

LEVEL: TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN SOCIAL WORK

General Objective of the Course

The general objective for developing this Technician Certificate course is to prepare technician social workers, who under the supervision of qualified social workers can engage in attending problems facing individuals, families and small groups; hence enhance their social functioning.

Specific Objectives of the Course

  1. To enable students to acquire basic social work knowledge and skills in order to understand clients’ problem situations.
  2. To prepare students who will be able to use social work practice methods to attend clients with diverse problems.
  3. To enable students relate theoretical knowledge and practical work situations.

TableModules taught in the ODSW Programme

S/N Code Module Name Semester
1 2
1 SWT 05101 Direct Social Work Practice
2 SWT 05102 Introduction to Social work Ethics
3 SWT 05103 Social Welfare Services and Policy
4 SWT 05104 Introduction to Psychology
5 SWT 05105 Introduction to Sociology
6 SWT 05106 Communication Skills
7 SWT 05201 Introduction to Field Instruction
8 SWT 05202 Development Studies
9 SWT 05203 ICT
10 SWT 05204 Guidance and Counselling
11 SWT 05205 Introduction to Social work Research
12 SWT 05206 Block Fieldwork

LEVEL: ORDINARY DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL WORK

General Objective of the Course

The general objective for developing this NTA Level 6 program is to prepare technician social workers, who under the supervision of highly qualified social workers can engage in attending problems facing individuals, families and small groups; hence enhancing their capacities to address their socio-economic needs and problems.

Specific Objectives of the Course

  1. To enable students to acquire intermediate social work knowledge and skills in order to understand clients’ problem situations.
  2. To prepare students who will be able to use social work practice methods to attend clients with diverse problems.
  3. To enable students relate theoretical knowledge and practical work situations.

TABLE:  Modules taught in the ODSW Programme

S/N Code Module Name Semester
1 2
1 SWT 06101 Social Work  with Diverse Populations
2 SWT 06102 Integrated Fieldwork Practice
3 SWT 06103 Fundamentals of Social  Policy
4 SWT 06104 Social work Research Methods
5 SWT 06105 Theories and Skills of Guidance and Counselling
6 SWT 06106 Human Behaviour and Social Environment
7 SWT 06201 Entrepreneurship and Project Management
8 SWT 06202 Social Work in Legal systems
9 SWT 06203 Social work with Children and Youths
10 SWT 06204 Early Childhood Care and Development
11 SWT 06205 Sociology of Crime
12 SWT 06206 Project Paper

LEVEL: HIGHER DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL WORK (NTA LEVEL 7)

Objective of the Programme

General Objective

The general objective for developing the curriculum for NTA Level 7 is to produce qualified and competent generalist Social Work practitioners with professional practice knowledge and skills who will provide social welfare services to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations, including leadership in social services delivery systems.

Specific Objectives

  1. To enable students to identify, integrate and apply a body of social work knowledge and skills in human welfare, problem-solving process to facilitate change and social functioning at micro, mezzo and macro level of social work practice.
  2. To enable students acquire a body of knowledge in human behaviour and social functioning in order to address social and economic injustice, provide social welfare services, as well as taking leadership and supervisory roles in human service organizations.
  3. To enable students apply research and policy knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate social welfare service programmes.

Table: Module Distribution for Semester I

Code Module Title Classification
SWU 07101 Social Welfare Services C
SWU 07102 Psychology F
SWU 07103 Social Work Practice C
SWU 07104 Communication Skills F
SWU 07105 Field Instruction C
SWU 07106 Sociology F

Note: C = Core Module and F = Fundamental Module

Table: Module Distribution for Semester II

Code Module Title Classification
SWU 07207 Social Work Theory and Methods C
SWU 07208 Social Science Research C
SWU 07209 Field Instruction Practice C
SWU 07210 Human Behaviour in the Micro Social Environment C
SWU 07211 Welfare Economics F
SWU 07212 Development Studies F

Note: C = Core Module and F = Fundamental Module

Table: Module Distribution for Semester III

Code Module Title Classification
SWU 07313 Social Work Research C
SWU 07314 Child Protection F
SWU 07315 Information and Communication Technology F
SWU 07316 Early Childhood Care and Education C
SWU 07317 Social Policy C
SWU 07318 Disability and Gerontology Social Work C

Note: C = Core Module and F = Fundamental Module

Table: Module Distribution for Semester IV

Code Module Title Classification
SWU 07419 School Social Work C
SWU 07420 Social Work in Medical Settings C
SWU 07421 Social Work and Law C
SWU 07422 Concurrent Fieldwork C
SWU 07423 Block Fieldwork C
SWU 07424 Guidance and Counselling F
SWU 07425 Culture and Human Diversity F

Note: C = Core Module and F = Fundamental Module

  

LEVEL: BACHELOR DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK (NTA LEVEL 8)

Objective of the Programme

General Objective

The general objective for developing NTA Level 8 Curriculum is to produce qualified and competent generalist Social Work practitioners with professional practice knowledge and skills who will provide social welfare services to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations, including leadership in social services delivery systems.

Specific Objectives

  1. To enable students to identify, integrate and apply a body of social work knowledge and skills in human welfare, problem-solving process to facilitate change and social functioning at micro, mezzo and macro level of social work practice.
  2. To enable students acquire a body of knowledge in human behaviour and social functioning in order to address social and economic injustice, provide social welfare services, as well as taking leadership and supervisory roles in human service organizations.
  3. To enable students apply research and policy knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate social welfare service programmes.

Table: Module Distribution for Semester I

Code Module Title Classification
SWU 08101 Integrated Field Practice C
SWU 08102 Developmental Social Work C
SWU 08103 Entrepreneurship and Project Management F
SWU 08104 Social Protection C
SWU 08105 Social Work and Disaster Management F
SWU 08106 Human Behaviour in the Macro Social Environment C

 Note: C = Core Module and F = Fundamental Module

Table: Module Distribution for Semester II

Code Module Title Classification
SWU 08207 Dissertation C
SWU 08208 Social Work and Community Health C
SWU 08209 Social Administration C
SWU 08210 Financial Management F
SWU 08211 Social Work and Human Rights C
SWU 08212 Criminology and Correctional Services F
SWU 08213 Social Work with Marginalized Population F
SWU 08214 Social Work and Mental Health E
SWU 08215 Social Work and Substance Abuse E
SWU 08216 Social Work and Gender E

Note: C = Core Module and F = Fundamental Module

LEVEL: MASTERS DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK (NTA LEVEL 9)

Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) is an advanced programme aimed at enabling students to acquire advanced professional qualification in Social Work. The MSW programme is intended for candidates who will perform advanced social work practice including managerial and supervisory roles, leadership and programme evaluation at micro, mezzo and macro levels; at national and international realm. The holder of this qualification will be able to apply advanced knowledge, skills and understanding in a wide and complex variety of contexts with substantial personal responsibility for the work of others and responsibility for designing, monitoring and evaluating social policies, welfare programmes, managing, and allocating national resources.

Objective of the Programme

General Objective

The general objective for developing NTA Level 9 Curriculum is to produce qualified and competent generalist Social Work practitioners with professional practice knowledge and skills who will provide social welfare services to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations, including leadership in social services delivery systems.

Specific Objectives

  1. To enable students to identify, integrate and apply a body of social work knowledge and skills in human welfare, problem-solving process to facilitate change and social functioning at micro, mezzo and macro level of social work practice.
  2. To enable students acquire a body of knowledge in human behaviour and social functioning in order to address social and economic injustice, provide social welfare services, as well as taking leadership and supervisory roles in human service organizations.
  3. To enable students apply research and policy knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate social welfare service programmes.

Table: All Modules for Masters Degree in Social Work Programme

Code Module Title Classification
SWG 09101 Human Behaviour and Social Environment FO
SWG 09102 Social Work Practice FO
SWG 09103 Field Instruction FO
SWG 09104 Welfare Services and Policy Processes FO
SWG 09205 Direct and Indirect Social Work Practice FO
SWG 09206 Social Work and Law FO
SWG 09207 Social Work and Human Rights FO
SWG 09208 Foundation Block Fieldwork FO
SWG 09309 Advanced Social Work Ethical Principles AD
SWG 09310 Advanced Qualitative Social Work Research Methods AD
SWG 09311 Advanced Quantitative Social Research Methods AD
SWG 09312 Advanced Administrative Principles and Practice AD
SWG 09313 Advanced Direct Social Work Methods AD
SWG 09314 Fieldwork Seminars AD
SWG 09415 Advanced Policy Practice AD
SWG 09416 Dissertation AD
SWG 09417 Advanced Block Fieldwork AD
SWG 09418 Social Work and Public Health (Elective) AD
SWG 09419 Social Work in Disaster Situation (Elective) AD
SWG 09420 Social Work with Marginalised Population (Elective) AD

Note: FO = MSW Foundation Level and AD = MSW Advanced Level

Rector,

Institute of Social Work

P.O Box 3375 Dar es Salaam

Tel. (022)2774443; Fax 2701375

Email:

Website: www.isw.ac.tz

William Manyama
Head of Social Work Departiment
Institute of Social Work
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Phone:+255 (2) 274-443/+255 (2) 2700918

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