Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SOW7616
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Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved 9/18; sent to USF SCNS Office 10/12/09; SCNS approved 10/22/09, effective 1/2010; posted in Banner
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 1511 2009-09-04 Department College Budget Account Number Social Work AS 126100 Contact Person Phone Dr. William Rowe 9742706 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title SOW 7616 Advanced Clinical Practice with Complex Problems Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Y Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Advanced Clinical Practice Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
Challenges the participants to access and utilize the most advanced evidence based knowledge to assess and recommend intervention for complex social problems. PR: Ph.D. Majors only.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed as part of recent program/concentration/certificate change
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
Many human services needs are becoming increasingly complex due to limited access to health care, disintegrating neighborhoods, unworkable bureaucracies, and multiple traumatic stress. This course is needed to help participants access and utilize the most advanced evidence based knowledge to assess and recommend intervention for these complex problems.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 1 time
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
To teach this course, the instructor must have at a minimum a Ph.D.
- Other Course Information
This course will challenge participants to:
1. Access and utilize the most advanced evidence based knowledge in order to assess and recommend intervention for complex problems. Evidence-based practitioners adopt a process of lifelong learning that involves continually posing specific questions of direct practical importance to clients, searching objectively and efficiently for the current best evidence relative to each question and taking appropriate action guided by evidence.
2. Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge about clinical social work practice and theory with sound empirical research principals and strategies and to think reflectively about clinical social work practice.
3. Understand the contemporary debates about the efficacy of clinical practice, research on practice, and teaching about practice domains and modalities in social work.
4. Examine the contemporary debates about clinical theories of gender, ethnicity, culture, race, aging, values, and ethical dilemmas.
5. Explore the extent to which clinical social work policy issues can advance or hinder practice.
6. Understand how advanced knowledge and skills are critical to the quality of life of vulnerable, individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
B. Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge about clinical social work practice and theory with sound empirical research principals and strategies and to think reflectively about clinical social work practice; understand the contemporary debates about the efficacy of clinical practice, research on practice, and teaching about practice domains and modalities in social work; examine the contemporary debates about clinical theories of gender, ethnicity, culture, race, aging, values, and ethical dilemmas; explore the extent to which clinical social work policy issues can advance or hinder practice and understand how advanced knowledge and skills are critical to the quality of life of vulnerable, individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
C. Major Topics
Evidence based practice as well as cultural issues in grief, traumatic stress in children and adolescents.
The course will utilize various articles from the selected bibliography of complex problems included in the course syllabus.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Final Grade will be distributed as:
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Week 1- Introduction to Course
Week 2- Guest Speaker
Week 3- Case Presentations
1.Participants will choose an article from the selected bibliography of complex problems, critically evaluate the issues and lead a class discussion. 25% of the final grade.
2.Participants will identify a contemporary complex problem. They will make a comprehensive assessment, clarifying what makes the situation complex(i.e. new or poorly understood diagnostic category, service systems overwhelmed by unexpected or unprepared for calamities, ethical conundrums, etc.).Explain what knowledge base or bases are required for understanding. Recommend intervention for management utilizing the most advanced evidence based practice principles.
3.Participants will make a presentation to the class and lead a discussion as you would in a case conference or briefing facilitating input from the group to deepen our understanding of the situation. Subsequent to the presentation the paper will be completed that summarizes the above (8-10pages) and discusses what new practice directions and research is needed for this complex problem. 75% of final grade.
H. Attendance Policy
USF Policy on Religious Observances: “ Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to the instructor, in writing, by the second class meeting.”
I. Policy on Make-up Work
"Plagiarism is defined as “literary theft” and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact
words of a published text, or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a
published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally known to the public at large, or the form, structure, or style of a secondary source must be attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation procedure. Only widely known facts and first-hand thoughts and observations original to the student do not require citations. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text. Plagiarism, also, consists of passing off as one’s own, segments or the total of another person’s work."
J. Program This Course Supports
- Course Concurrence Information
This course will be part of the required program courses. All graduate students in the Ph.D. program will take it. It will not be offered to others outside of the School of Social Work.