Code & Name

SW603 - Advanced Theory for Social Work Practice

Course Description

This course provides the context for health and mental health practice, focusing on the theories of practice, and human and organizational behavior, as applied to this advanced area of practice.  This course presents the fundamentals of social and behavioral science as a framework for using evidence-based approaches in addressing issues relevant to health and mental health.  Students will learn the determinants of challenges and problems in health and mental health, and theoretical approaches to guide the design and evaluation of interventions in health and mental health.  The impact of differences in ability, age, class, color, culture, ethnicity, family structure, gender (including gender identity and gender expression) marital status, national origin, race, religion or spirituality, sex, and sexual orientation will be examined, as these relate to various health and mental health practices, policies and services.