Social Work Assessment

    Course details

    • Code: SSSW.6202
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Social Work
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

Students will apply social work models to different types of assessment and related documentation, and critically analyse the integration of theory into practice. Students will enhance their knowledge and skills in assessing social work client situations, with a particular focus on risk assessment.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. examine historical assessment practices in the social work field through to evidence based practice;
  2. analyse how different theoretical perspectives inform social work assessment;
  3. compare and contrast the different social work contexts in which assessments are required;
  4. differentiate and evaluate the theoretical perspectives that inform the application of assessment practices in social work contexts;
  5. develop and demonstrate an ability to gather information including documenting information, assessing information, and making recommendations based on information;
  6. identify high risk practice issues and make informed assessments for safe practice;
  7. engage in collaborative assessment approaches, considering client strengths and context; and
  8. identify culturally appropriate and sensitive approaches to assessment and how dominant ideologies can underpin social work assessment.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017