Singapore University of Social Sciences

Special Topics in Social Work

Special Topics in Social Work (SWK567)

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


Special Topics in Social Work is designed to provide students with an opportunity to engage in structured learning on specific topics not otherwise addressed in the core curriculum. This course is intended to complement the required courses by enabling students to focus on a substantive area of practice, theory, and research directly related to a particular arena of social work practice. The study may deal with relevant fields of practice such as mental health, corrections, child welfare, public policy issues, diverse or vulnerable populations such as minorities, children, older adults; specific social problems like substance abuse, AIDS, domestic violence, discrimination, or the efficacy of different methodological approaches to practice e.g., individual, family, group or community intervention.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Topics will depend on the area of selection.

Learning Outcome

  • Plan in-depth review of the literature related to the identified topic area.
  • Assess the issues surrounding the topic
  • Discuss the values, principles and concepts to ethical professional practice.
  • Choose social work interventions that can be applicable
  • Test the social work interventions
  • Analyse the entire project
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