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Programme: MSW Healthcare (Coursework)

Code Faculty
01251073 Faculty of Humanities
Credits Duration
Duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180
Contact:
Prof CL Carbonatto
[email protected]
+27 (0)124202410

Programme information

Closing date for applications: 31 July annually.

Admission requirements

  • BSW degree in social work with a minimum average mark of at least 65% or an equivalent qualification.
  • Departmental selection.
  • A compulsory module in research methodology, namely MWT 864, must be passed.

Additional requirements

A compulsory module in research methodology, namely MWT 864, must be passed.

Pass with distinction

A student passes with distinction when an average mark of 75% is achieved for the core modules and the mini-dissertation, subject to a minimum of 70% for the mini-dissertation.

Minimum credits: 180

MWT 864 is a non-credit-bearing module and must be attended satisfactorily as prerequisite for MWT 895.

MWT 864 is 'n nie-kredietdraende module en moet bevredigend bygewoon word as voorvereiste vir MWT 895.

Core modules

  • Module content:

    *Departmental selection
    Policy and primary health care
    South African health policy, structure and trends; primary healthcare; the multi-disciplinary team and alternative healthcare providers; conceptualisation of social work in healthcare; theoretical models; cultural, indigenous and religious aspects of health; experience and psychosocial impact of disease, treatment, hospitalisation on patient, family and community.

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  • Module content:

    *Closed - requires departmental selection
    Vulnerable groups in health care
    Women's health, child health, geriatric health, mental health, persons with disability.

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  • Module content:

    *Closed - requires departmental selection
    Specialist fields in health care
    Acute care, trauma and trauma debriefing; chronic care;  HIV and AIDS; palliative and end-of-life care.

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  • Module content:

    *Departmental selection
    Research ethics, research approaches, types of research, research designs and research process as applicable to social work.

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  • Module content:

    A comprehensive report (80-100 pages) on an approved research project based on independent research in a specialist field in social work selected in consultation with a supervisor. Scholastic and advanced research of selected specialist area including the planning, resourcing and managing of processes. Accountability for achieving and evaluating personal and/or group output.

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  • Module content:

    Integration and demonstration of theoretical components of social work in health care in practice.  This includes work with communities, families, groups and patients with health care needs in the health field.

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