Singapore University of Social Sciences

Social Work Practicum and Field Seminar 1

Social Work Practicum and Field Seminar 1 (SWK301)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


In the social work practicum students apply classroom learning to their respective field setting. Students assume responsibility, under supervision, for serving individuals and/or families, facilitating or observing small groups, and interacting with other providers in the community. The weekly field seminar fosters the integration of theory with practice through a structure in which the instructor encourages critical thinking on practice issues and students support and learn from one another.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Desired Learning Outcomes
  • Preparation for the Practicum
  • Nature and Scope of the Practicum
  • Knowing the Agency
  • Professional Conduct and Developmental Activities
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Supervisor
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the student
  • Casework
  • Case recording
  • Report writing
  • Self evaluation
  • Supervisor's evaluation

Learning Outcome

  • Develop self awareness and demonstrate professionalism in the handling of clients.
  • Practice within the SASW Code of Ethics.
  • Discuss strategies of advocacy for promoting positive change.
  • Create and sustain a working relationship with clients.
  • Appraise client systems from a holistic and strengths perspective.
  • Formulate effective treatment plans.
  • Differentiate the various intervention skills to be used in a culturally competent manner.
  • Compare the various roles of generalist social work practice.
  • Prepare professional correspondence and case records.
  • Demonstrate effective interviewing skills.
  • Analyze client’s social situation.
  • Use supervision and consultation appropriately.
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