SWO-712 Interdisciplinary Social Work

3 credits

This course focuses on the development of expert-level knowledge, skills, and competencies in interdisciplinary social work practice. The aims of the course are to familiarize students with 1.) the varying models of interdisciplinary practices, 2.) approaches to working with and across disciplines while centering the client or patient within the experience, and 3.) the skills necessary to assume leadership roles on interdisciplinary teams. Students explore the complex interactions of different disciplines while examining the impact of interdisciplinary practice on outcomes, satisfaction, and greater structural change. The course content emphasizes critical thinking, peer discussion, demonstration, and case-based learning to enhance students’ conceptual and practice skills to not only participate in, but lead, interdisciplinary teams.