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SW 480 - Field Experience in Social Work I

(6 units) CO14
Integration of professional content through a weekly one hour seminar and at least 15 hours of social worker supervised placement in an approved practicum site.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the professional sequence. Corequisite(s): SW 420 . SW 481 is the continuation of SW 480, students must work with the same instructor for both.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Units of Internship/Practicum: 6
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate competence at the field practicum site on all of the practice behaviors indicative of generalist social work practice as outlined by the Council on Social Work Education.
2. demonstrate ability to engage in continuous professional improvement through self-reflection and supervision.
3. adhere to principles and policies set forth in the University of Nevada Reno Student Code of Conduct, the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics, the International Federation of Social Workers, the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996, Nevada Laws governing social workers (NRS 641B, NAC 641B), mandated reporting laws (i.e. NRS Chapter 432B), and other pertinent laws associated with the field setting in which student is placed.
4. examine complex social and economic justice issues that arise in the field practicum.
5. apply knowledge, values, and skills from coursework to assess and intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities encountered during the field practicum.
6. complete 225 hours of supervised fieldwork in an approved health, human or social services agency.


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