This course provides the students with an opportunity to incorporate theoretical and practice knowledge acquired throughout the program into an actual research project. It provides students with the avenue to demonstrate mastery over the discipline by investigating actual problems or issues that relate to the social work theories and practice. Throughout the course, the students are given the opportunity to delve deeper into a research problem of their choosing and apply methods and techniques of doing research with proper supervision. Students are required to undergo a research protocol designed to inculcate the essential skills of conducting academic research. These include identifying and formulating a viable research problem, preparing a research proposal, reviewing related literatures, identify and choose proper methodologies, design research instruments, collect and analyse research data and writing a research report. At the end of the course, students should be able to produce a good research report and present findings which add value to the field of knowledge.
Lecturer: Dr. Nurhazlina binti Mohd Ariffin -
Practicum is an essential component of social work education. It is an educationally-directed practice experience under the guidance and supervision of an approved field instructor. The practicum provides opportunities for the application and integration of classroom concepts and principles for the development of core skills in advanced social work practice with diversified social systems. Learning opportunities emphasizes the values and ethics of the profession, fosters the integration of empirical and practice-based knowledge, and promotes the development of professional competence. Field practicum is systematically designed, supervised, coordinated, and evaluated on the basis of criteria by which students demonstrate the achievement of programme objectives.
Lecturer: Dr. Azlinda binti Sulaiman -
Counselling Practicum is a course designed to provide counselling training before students undergo the internship. This course aims to expose students with the real clients and situations, so that they can gain more experiences and increase the understanding of techniques, basic skills and management of counselling services. Through this course, students are also given the opportunity to learn how to manage their clients documentation, practice the basic concepts and skills of counselling.
Lecturer: Dr. Mohd Azrin Bin Mohd Nasir -