Diploma in Social Work
Offered by: Methodist College Kuala Lumpur
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|Course Duration||3 years & 3 months|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time: Classes on Friday Evenings & Saturdays|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Diploma Level|
|Field of Study||Social Services|
|Study Abroad Pathway|
The Diploma in Social Work programme is the first of its kind in the private education institution in Malaysia. It is a competency-based educational programme which has been designed in reference to the National Competency Standards for Social Work Practice (2010) where standard areas have been identified at a specific level for diploma students.
This programme was developed to meet the needs of two main categories of students:
(i) Working adults who are already involved as frontline workers in social welfare and human services but do not possess any recognised social work education or training qualifications,
(ii) School leavers who are interested to begin social work studies at diploma level.
The programme and mode of study is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). It comprises a total of 90 credit hours which includes 8 credit hours of compulsory practicum attachment at social work related agencies. With the diploma qualification, graduates will gain recognition as trained social workers and full membership with the Malaysian Association of Social Workers (MASW). The Diploma in Social Work programme will contribute towards an expansion of professionally-trained human resource in social work practice which is critically needed to manage the increasing numbers of people experiencing psychosocial problems, crises and pressures in daily living. It will also provide a pathway to an undergraduate degree in social work or related fields if the student wishes to pursue a higher level of qualification.
Human Behaviour and Social Environment (HBSE)
Introduction to Psychology for Social Workers
Introduction to Sociology for Social Workers
Social Welfare Policies, Programmes and Services (SWPP)
Introduction to Professional Social Work
Social Problems and Social Needs in Malaysia
Organisational Context of Social Work Practice
Public Policy and the Law and Social Work Practice
Social Work Methods
Social Work Methods I - Casework
Social Work Methods II – Groupwork
Social Work Methods III – Community Work
Publicly Accountable Practice
Interpersonal and Counselling Skills in Social Work Practice
Creative Expressions Through Art and Drama
Preparation for Field Placement I
Integrated Field Placement Learning I
Transferring Field Placement Learning I
Preparation for Field Placement II
Integrated Field Placement Learning II
Transferring Field Placement Learning II
Preparing for Graduate Practice
Field of Practice I – Child and Family Welfare
Field of Practice II – Health and Mental Health
Field of Practice III – Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Working with Domestic Violence Concerns
Working with People with a Disability
Working with the Aging and Elderly
Working with Minority Populations
Social Work Field Practice
Field Placement I
Field Placement II
Pengajian Malaysia 2 or BM Komunikasi 1
Minimum 3 credits overall in SPM, IGCSE, or equivalent, including Bahasa Melayu OR
Diploma in Social Work graduates have a higher likelihood of being employed in government or non-government organisations offering social work related services in the areas of social welfare, social care, social rehabilitation, residential or custodial care, health and mental health, child and family welfare, working with minority populations (i.e. indigenous, migrant, refugee) and in social advocacy and community development programmes.
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.