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Social Work

Study mode and duration: full-time (sessions) (3 years), online (3 years), part-time (4 years).

Study programme is carried out: Panevėžys University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences.

Degree and professional qualification: professional bachelor of social sciences; proffessional qualification of social worker.

Volume of study programme in credits: 180 ECTS credits.

Why choose this programme: study programme is to prepare a social worker. The qualification gives access to work autonomously or in team in social care system, health care, education system, internal affairs system institutions, non-governmental institutions, religious community institutions, private sector.

Study subjects*

* This study plan applies from 2018 (full-time studies)

1 course 2 course 3 course
General subjects of college studies
Law
Sociology
Professional Foreign Language Basics of Entrepreneurship
Subjects of study field
Introduction in Social Work Studies and Professional Ethics The Methods of Social Research. Course paper Management of Social Programmes and Projects
Lithuanian Language and Behavior Culture Social Care Case Management in Social Work
Information Technologies Module The Methods of Social Work Social Activity of Non-governmental Organizations
Education Science Social Psychology Social Work Administration
General and Development Psychology Module Social Work with Client Groups Community Mental Health
ES Social Policy A2 Street Pedagogy / Christian Social Education A1 Mediation in Social Work / Community Social Work/ Social Work with youth
Social Work History and Philosophy
Occupation Theory and Therapy
Social Work Theories
Child Welfare and Family Law
Practices
Cognitive practice Introduction to Social Work Introductory practice Expression of Social Work Methods in Practice The main practice Organization of Social Work Process
Subjects set by the College or student electives
PD1
PD2
A3 Culture History / Public Communication in Foreign Language
Final Thesis

PD2 – optional subjects common for the College, foreseen by the order of the Director.
A1, A2, A3 – alternatively chosen subjects, foreseen by the study programme committee.

Study subjects*

* This study plan applies from 2018 (part-time studies)

1 course 2 course 3 course 4 course
General subjects of college studies
Law Professional Foreign Language
Sociology
Basics of Entrepreneurship
Subjects of study field
Introduction in Social Work Studies and Professional Ethics General and Development Psychology The Methods of Social Research. Course paper A1 Mediation in Social Work / Community Social Work/ Social Work with youth
Lithuanian Language and Behavior Culture Occupation Theory and Therapy Community Mental Health A2 Street Pedagogy / Christian Social Education
Social Work History and Philosophy Module The Methods of Social Work Management of Social Programmes and Projects
Information Technologies Child Welfare and Family Law Social Activity of Non-governmental Organizations
Education Science Social Psychology Social Work Administration
ES Social Policy Case Management in Social Work
Social Care Module Social Work with Client Groups
Social Work Theories
Practices
Cognitive practice Introduction to Social Work Introductory practice Expression of Social Work Methods in Practice The main practice Organization of Social Work Process
Subjects set by the College or student electives
A3 Culture History / Public Communication in Foreign Language PD1
PD2
Final Thesis

PD1, PD2 – optional subjects common for the College, foreseen by the order of the Director.
A1, A2, A3 – alternatively chosen subjects, foreseen by the study programme committee.

Attention to practice: practical skills are improved during professional practices in social services organizations and other institutions that have the need for social services. In the institutions of social and health care system, education system, internal affairs system, non-governmental institutions, religious community institutions, in the refugee service and private sector.

Opportunities for international studies: students of the programme have the opportunity to study according to the ERASMUS student exchange program.

Career opportunities: graduates may pursue study results if they wish to study at university according to the study programmes of the first cycle. After the bridging courses or having accomplished the requirements of other higher educational institution, students have access to continue studies in the second study cycle with the view to attain master’s degree.

The aim of the programme Social Work – to qualify social work professionals who are able to identify, assess the situation, plan, provide and coordinate social assistance and analyze the process of social support and assess the outcomes applying innovations in their professional activity.

Learning outcomes:

  • Students have the latest knowledge of social work theory and methods, social work profession development in the country, theories of human behavior in social environment, the social problems and their expression, ethical principles and are able to apply them in practice.
  • They know the basics of research methodology, human rights and social justice, national social security, social work organization and are apply them in practice.
  • They know social, humanitarian and other scientific theories fundamentals, will be able to apply them in social work practice.
  • They are be able to carry out the practice-oriented empirical research.
  • They are be able to apply the research results for solving relevant social problems, developing professional activities and implementing social work innovations.
  • They are be able to express their thoughts fluently and persuasively orally and in written, to discuss topical professional issues, communicate effectively in Lithuanian and foreign language in professional environment.
  • They are be able to evaluate critically and reflect, to take independent decisions, to develop social work profession’s image, take care of the status of the profession.
  • They are be able to collect and organize information, use information technologies, to deal properly with confidential information.
  • They are be able to identify and assess the customer’s needs and strengths, plan, implement and evaluate social support process and its results, using various methods of social work.
  • They are be able to create relationships with a customer based on mutual trust and represent their rights and interests, using internal and environmental resources to motivate and enable a customer.
  • They are be able to develop and implement assistance to a customer projects, assess quality of social services and to cooperate with the representatives of various establishments, providing social work services.

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