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Social Work

179.110 Introducing Social and Community Work Practice 15 credits
An introduction to the personal social services with particular emphasis on social and community work practice.
179.155 An Introduction to Helping Skills in Social and Community Work Practice 15 credits
An introduction to the role of self and the skills required to develop an effective helping relationship with other people, which can be applied to a variety of Social and Community Work helping contexts in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
179.202 Applied Research for Social Policy and Social Work 15 credits
An introduction to social research and an examination of application of evidence to inform social policy and social work practice.
179.210 Social Work Theories, Assessment and Interventions 15 credits
An examination of the theories and models which inform social and community work practice. Emphasis will be placed on the relevance of these models to the social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
179.230 The Wellbeing of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand 15 credits
An examination of social policy and social service delivery from the perspective of Pacific cultures and communities in New Zealand. The course explores Pacific experiences of wellbeing and social development in order to contribute to effective policy and practice approaches with Pacific peoples.
179.255 Introduction to Field Education 15 credits
An introduction to field education through workshops, field visits and voluntary work.
179.310 Integrated Practice with Groups and Families 15 credits
An advanced approach to the integration of theory and practice in social work with particular emphasis on assessment and intervention in working with groups and families.
179.320 Community Development 15 credits
An examination of the fundamental principles and definitions of community development. Particular emphasis is placed on the theoretical frameworks which inform community work. Individual, group and community action is examined with particular emphasis on the relationship between individual and social change.
179.330 Maori Development and the Social Services 15 credits
Themes in contemporary Maori development (kaupapa Maori) with particular reference to the aspirations of Maori people. Emphasis will be placed on the implications of such themes for the social services as well as the development of appropriate social policies.
179.355 Field Education I 45 credits
A supervised field education placement of a minimum of 480 hours (60 days) in a social service setting negotiated by a Massey University staff member who is fully registered with the Social Workers Registration Board. Each placement will be supervised by a registered social worker.
179.410 Social Work Fields of Practice 30 credits
An advanced study of selected fields of social and community work practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the knowledge base relevant to each field including theoretical explanations, research, practice principles, models of intervention and current issues.
179.420 Advanced Social Work Practice 30 credits
An advanced study of selected theoretical models and clinical skills in professional practice with individuals, families, groups and communities.
179.440 Management in the Social Services 15 credits
An examination of current management theory and its impact on management, administrative systems and professional practice in social service agencies.
179.455 Field Education II 45 credits
An advanced, supervised, field education placement of a minimum of 480 hours (60 days) in a social service setting negotiated by a Massey University staff member who is fully registered with the Social Workers Registration Board. Each placement will be supervised by a registered social worker.
179.702 Advanced Research Methods 30 credits
An examination of research methods, traditions and techniques used in social and health research. The course is designed to assist the planning of Master and Doctoral theses.
179.711 Special Topic 30 credits
179.736 Substance Misuse and Addictions 30 credits
An advanced study of current treatment and intervention models in the substance misuse and addictions area.
179.740 Social Service Supervision: Theory and Practice 30 credits
An examination of the functions and practice and selected theories and models of professional social service supervision.
179.741 Social Service Management 30 credits
An examination of current management theory and its application to the management, administrative systems and professional practice in social service agencies.
179.742 Learning in Social Service Supervision 30 credits
An advanced study of learning in social service supervision including identity development in both the supervisor and the person supervised.
179.743 Clinical Supervision 30 credits
An advanced study of selected theoretical models and clinical supervision skills in professional practice.
179.761 Current Issues and Theories in Social Service Practice 30 credits
An examination of contemporary practice in the context of current trends in social service delivery. Selected fields of practice are analysed with a view to understanding the theoretical underpinnings of practice. Issues relevant to service delivery are identified, and alternative approaches to practice are explored.
179.763 Clinical Practice 30 credits
An examination of advanced contemporary approaches to practice that enable a response to clients' individual needs while concurrently taking into account the impact of relevant social contexts. The focus will be on one or two theoretical approaches in any one year.
179.771 Child Welfare 30 credits
An examination of current social work practice in the area of child welfare. While there is a particular emphasis placed upon child welfare services, programmes and practices in Aotearoa/New Zealand, students are also encouraged to examine international literature and practice.
179.773 Disability Studies 30 credits
An examination of the experience of disability, the delivery of disability support services, and the disability industry in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Major theoretical and current policy debates in the area of disability both here and overseas are examined.
179.777 Disability, Consumer Rights and Advocacy 30 credits
A critical examination of the disability rights movement from historical, social and political perspectives. Particular attention will be paid to models of service provision and to consumers as self advocates, parents as mediators and advocates for their children.
179.778 Mental Health and Social Work 30 credits
An advanced study of the field of mental health from a social work perspective. It considers conceptual and contextual issues, intervention strategies and current debates.
179.781 Social and Community Work Theory and Practice I 30 credits
An examination of the key components of social and community work practice utilising an integrated framework. Current theories and models for working with individuals, families and groups are discussed. Laboratories will prepare students for field work placements. Students will develop an approach to practice relevant to the Aotearoa/New Zealand context.
179.782 Social Policy Analysis 30 credits
An examination of the development of social policy in Aotearoa/New Zealand with special emphasis on the relationship between law and government, and debates about the use of theoretical perspectives and concepts in the study of social policy.
179.783 Maori Development and the Social Services 30 credits
Themes in contemporary Maori development (kaupapa Maori) with particular reference to the aspirations of Maori people. Emphasis will be placed on the implications of such themes for the social services as well as for the development of appropriate social policies.
179.784 Social and Community Work Theory and Practice II 30 credits
An advanced study of social and community work practice through an examination of the fundamental principles of social and community work and selected fields of practice. The course builds on previously completed studies and field work practice.
179.789 Field Work Practice I 30 credits
A supervised field education placement of a minimum of 480 hours (60 days) in a social service setting negotiated by a Massey University staff member who is fully registered with the Social Workers Registration Board. Each placement will be supervised by a registered social worker.
179.790 Field Work Practice II 30 credits
An advanced, supervised, field education placement of a minimum of 480 hours (60 days) in a social service setting negotiated by a Massey University staff member who is fully registered with the Social Workers Registration Board. Each placement will be supervised by a registered social worker.
179.792 Management in the Social Services 15 credits
A critical examination of current management and organisational theory and its impact on management, administrative systems and professional practice in social service agencies.
179.800 MPhil Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
179.801 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work
179.802 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
179.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
179.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
179.891 Applied Research in Social Work 15 credits
An advanced examination of research methods, traditions and techniques used in social work and social policy to promote best practice.
179.895 Research Report (30) 30 credits
An applied study with topics selected from areas relevant to social work, social policy, and/or the social services. Selected topics must be approved by the course coordinator who will assist students in selecting, planning and managing their research.
179.896 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
179.897 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
179.898 Thesis 90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
179.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
179.900 PhD Social Work 120 credits
179.911 Advanced Social Work and Social Development Theory 30 credits
A critical analysis of the political, social, cultural, historical and philosophical perspectives underpinning social work and social development and a critical evaluation of the theories informing a chosen field of practice or speciality.
179.912 Advanced Studies in International Social Work 30 credits
A critical examination of International Social Work as it pertains to the nature of social work and social development, international issues, organisations and fields of practice or specialisms.
179.913 Advanced Social Work Research and Evaluation 30 credits
A critical examination of social work research and evaluation methods as they apply to the design, conduct and reporting of social work research and evaluation.
179.929 Advanced Directed Study in Social Work 30 credits
This course requires students to demonstrate an integration of local and international research, literature, theory and methodology through the production and defence of a research proposal and any necessary pilot work in preparation for undertaking the thesis.
179.930 Thesis Doctor of Social Work 120 credits
This course requires the student to undertake research and produce a doctoral thesis for examination.

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