Course Description for Social Work in Health Care
Social Work in Health Care
Description: This course prepares students with knowledge for practice within a broad array of health care settings. The content of the course will include an overview of the history of health care in the United States as well as current and emerging theory, practice, and research specific to social work practice in health care settings as they effect diverse client populations. Students will be expected to consider their roles as transdisciplinary team members and facilitators of health and well-being with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. The biopsychosocial-spiritual model, strengths perspective, and an emphasis on diversity and cultural competence will be infused throughout the course as students explore practice with clients experiencing challenges related to adapting to illness while navigating the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare system in the United States.