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The Post Graduate Department of Social Work, established in the year 2001 under the ambit of St Aloysius College (a premier Educational Institution in Mangalore since 1880), has made steady strides in imparting Professional Social Work Education of high quality. As an Autonomous Institute under Mangalore University, we envisage preparing students to respond effectively to the emerging social realities which call for professionally qualified human resources, with specialized knowledge and skills.
The Department broadly aims at the promotion of equitable, just, participatory and sustainable development through:

Value-based Education for Professional Social Work;
Social Work Research and dissemination of relevant knowledge; and
Social Intervention through training and extension programmes

The Department aims at moulding competent, conscientious, empathetic and committed Social Work Professionals, preparing them to participate in the development of our country and the world through a process of on-going Research, dissemination of knowledge and transformative action.

Post Graduate Department of Social Work has well equipped classrooms with mounted LCD Projector and a departmental Library consisting books worth 1.5 lakhs apart from the College Library

Ms. Shwetha Rasquinha
MSW, M.Phil, PGDHRM, NET
HOD

Dr Loveena Lobo,
MSW, Ph.D,
Dean of PG Departments

Mr. Gerald D’Silva,
MSW, M.Phil, PGDHRM

Ms. Vidya Vinutha D’Souza,
MSW, NET

Mr. Roshan Monteiro,
MSW, MS- Counseling and Psychotherapy,
PGDPM&IR, K-SET

Ms. PRITHWI M.
MSW,NET, KSLET

SEMESTER I

Paper: SOCIAL WORK: HISTORY AND IDEOLOGIES:  Introduction to Social Work                                                                  

Social Work:  Definition, Objectives, Philosophy and Scope

Concepts of related terms: Social Welfare, Social Service, Social Action, Social Reform, Social Development, Social Security

Historical development of Social Work in the UK and the US

Evolution of Social Work as a Profession: Social Work Profession:  Meaning and Characteristics, Philosophy

Values and Goals of Social Work Profession

Professional Associations and Forums: Goals, Values and Functions

Code of Ethics for Social Workers

Emergence of Social Work and Social Work Education in India

Methods of Social Work: Introduction to Methods of Social Work: Social Case Work; Social Group Work, Community Organization, Social Welfare Administration, Social Work Research, Social Action

Theoretical Introduction on Field Work Practicum

                   

Ideologies of Social work: Indian Ideologies of Social Service: Indian Religions and Social Reformers of the 19th and 20th centuries and their contribution to Social Service;

Western Ideologies of Social Service: Poverty, Physical Social and Economic Disability, Secular Humanism, Protestantism, Rationalism. Welfarism, Liberalism, Socialism

Emerging Trends in Social Work Practice: Emerging Social perspectives for Social Work Practice: Social Inclusion, Globalization, Human Rights, Gender and Feminism, Civil Society, Ecology and Environment, Social Work Practice at School, Institutions, Geriatric setting – Meaning and Social Work Intervention

Paper: CASE WORK PRACTICE

Introduction of Case Work Method: Case Work: Concept and Definitions, Philosophical Assumptions and Values

Principles of Case Work: Individualization, Purposeful expression of feelings, controlled emotional involvement, Acceptance, Non-judgmental attitude, Client self-determination and Confidentiality

Components of Case Work (Perlman’s model): Person- client, significant others and collaterals; Problem- need, impaired social functioning; Place- agency, objectives, functions, policies and resources; Process- Case Work intervention

Case Work Process: Intake, Study, Continuous assessment and analysis, Negotiating, Contracts, Psycho-social diagnosis, Intervention, Follow-up, Termination

Case Presentation based on field work practice

Tools of Working with Individuals and Families:        Casework interview: Meaning, Phases and techniques; Relationship: Meaning, Types and Characteristics

Observation: Meaning, Aspects for observation; Listening: Meaning, Purpose and Obstacles; Home visit for collateral contacts

Communication: Definition, Principles, Means of Communication

Recording: Structure; Types – Narrative, Process, Problem Oriented Record Keeping(PORK), Role recording and Summary; Uses

Case presentation as tool of professional development

Techniques, Qualities and Issues in Case Work Practice: Supportive Techniques

Enhancing Resources Techniques and Counselling Techniques

Qualities of Case workers and their role in the helping process: Cultural context of casework practice; Use of authority in practicing Case Work and relationship in casework practice

Transference and counter transference issues in Case Work

Theoretical Approach in Case Work practice:                         

Behaviour Modification; Eclectic model for practice; Strength based and Solution Focused Intervention; Problem solving (Perlman); Client centered approach;  Crisis intervention; Integrated approach of practice; Transactional Analysis

Paper: GROUP WORK PRACTICE: Introduction for Groups and Group Work:                                   

Groups: Meaning, objectives, Characteristics and Significance

Social Group Work: Definition, Characteristics and Significance

Scope for Social Group Work in India

Historical Evolution of Group work in England, USA and India

Social Group Work: Values and Principles

Types of Groups, Planning and Formation:                                        

Types of Groups: Growth oriented groups, Therapeutic and Treatment groups, Educational groups and Task oriented groups.

Knowledge and skills required for Group Work Practice.

Pre – Group Planning: Factors of Group formation and role of Group Worker

Initial Phase and Group Dynamics:                                                     

Initial Phase: Characteristics and role of the Group Worker.

Group Dynamics: Communication and interaction, Cohesiveness, Role, Group conflicts, Group decision making, Relationship and Bond,leadership, sub groups, Isolation –Social Group Worker as a facilitator

Middle Phase:                                                                                     

Middle Phase: Characteristics and role of the Social Worker.

Knowledge and skills needed for Group Facilitation.

Programme Planning and Development: Concept, components, principles, steps and types of programmes

Recording: Importance, principles, types, recording Structure

Termination Phase and Group Work in Various Settings:                   

Evaluation in Group Work: Importance, types, methods; Group Worker’s Role

Termination Phase: Need, Characteristics and Group Worker’s role.

Application of Group Work: Health Settings; School Settings; Family Welfare Settings; Women and Child Welfare settings; Geriatric and Rehabilitation Institutions

Paper: CONCURRENT FIELD WORK PRACTICUM

The social work trainee is expected to study the nature of the organization:

Understanding of the agency, Origin/ history of the agency, Philosophy and goals of the agency, Objectives of the agency, Constitution of the agency, Organization and administrative structure of the agency, Administrative procedure of the agency

Projects and programs under taken by the agency, Communication pattern in the agency, Role of the various personnel in the agency, Networks with government organizations , NGOs, other institutions and Documentation systems

Practice of Case work method:

Identify the individual needs, Understanding the application of principles tools, treatment techniques and Use of community resources

Practice of group work method:

Nature of group (Size, Age, Sex, Goal), Understanding and application of the principles, tools, techniques, Observation of dynamics in the group process and Enabling group participations

Practice of community organization method:

Nature and process of community organization, Applications of principles, tools, techniques and Application of innovative ideas in organizing community towards solving problems

Home visits:

Understanding the significance of home visits, Observation of environment (social and physical) and Treatment of client in the family

Development as a professional person:

Understanding the role as a helper rather than a doer, Professional responsibility by being regular and punctual and Being aware of attitudes and feelings in handling individuals, groups, and communities

Recording skills:

Recording clearly, consistently and neatly, Maintain punctuality in submitting the reports, Developing various methods of reporting, Concentrating on reporting of nonverbal communication and including copies of letters and documents

Importance of field instructions:

Ability and capacity to seek the field work instructions from the agency and faculty supervisions and applying instructions into the field practice

Paper: DYNAMICS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

Behaviour and Its Determinants:

Behaviour: Definition and its meaning

Human Behaviour and Social Environment

Social Functioning and Human Behaviour, Problems in Social Functioning

Need for studying Human Behaviour in Social Work Practice

Determinants of Human Behaviour-Heredity and Environment

Human Needs and Theories of Development:                        

Basic Human Needs: Physical, Psychological and Social

Maslow’s Theory of Hierarchy of Needs

Freud’s Structural and Functional theory of Mind

Erickson’s Psychosocial Theory of Development

Life Span Stages of Development:

Prenatal period; Infancy; Babyhood; Early Childhood; Late Childhood

and Adolescent Period – Characteristics, Problems (hazards) and Social Work Interventions

Life Span Stages of Development

Adulthood Period: Early Adulthood, Middle Adulthood

Late Adulthood (Old age) – characteristics and Problems (hazards)

and Social Work Interventions

SEMESTER II

Paper- COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION AND SOCIAL ACTION

Basic Concepts in Community Organization                                       

Community: Concept, Characteristics and types

Community Development: Concept and Objectives

Community organization Practice: Definition and Meaning

Historical Development of Community Organization Practice

Values, Principles, Assumptions Goals and Process of Community Organization Practice

Power Dynamics in Indian Communities                                            

Concept of Power; Bases of power in Indian communities

Class-Caste-Gender nexus of inequality

Empowerment: Concept, Process and Strategies

Forces against People’s Empowerment

Models of Community Organization:                                                  

Locality development Model; Social Planning model; Social Action Model

Skills of community Organizer:Training, Fund raising, Networking and Program planning

Roles of Community Organizer: Facilitator, Enabler, Expert, Educator, Advocate

Recording in Community work – Structure, Importance, Principles

Social Action:                                                                                     

Social Action: Concept, Principles

Methods – Protests, Demonstration, Networking, Advocacy and Public Interest Litigation

Ideas on Social Action: Gandhi and Saul Alinsky

Skills involved in Social Action

Chipko Movement and Narmada BachaoAndolan as the examples for Social Action Movements in India

Strategies of Community Development                                                          

Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA):  Meaning and Significance

Methods of PRA: Social mapping, Seasonal diagram, Venn diagram, Transect Walk, Do-It- Yourself

Micro Financing: Grameen Bank of Bangladesh as a Model

Self Help Groups; Meaning, Features, Role in Empowerment

SEMESTER II

Paper: SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

Introduction to Research:

Scientific Research: Concept and Application of Scientific method for the study of social phenomenon

Social Work Research: Meaning, Objectives and Scope of Social Work Research

Steps in Research Process

Research Approaches and Methodology:

Research approaches: Quantitative and Qualitative

Problem Identification: Criteria for the selection of Research Problem, Problem Formulation, Review of literature, Concepts, Variables

Hypothesis: Meaning and Types

Types of Research Design: Descriptive, Exploratory and Experimental

Sampling, Data Collection and Analysis:

Sampling: Meaning, Types – Probability and Non-probability

Methods of Data Collection

Data Processing, Data analysis and Interpretation, Report writing

Statistics – Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion:

Definition, Meaning and Application of Statistics; Use of Statistics for Social Workers

Measures of Central Tendency: Definition and Computation of Arithmetic Mean, Median and Mode; Measures of Dispersion: Definition and Computation of Range, Quartile Deviation and Standard Deviation

Computation of Statistical Tests:                                                         

Correlation: Karl Pearson’s co-relation Co-efficient and Spearman’s Rank Co-relation

Measures of Significance:‘t’ Test and Chi Square Test

Use of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) in Social Work research

P 203.2 CONCURRENT FIELD WORK PRACTICUM

The student trainee is expected to learn the following:

  1. Understanding of the agency:

Origin/ history of the agency, Philosophy and goals of the agency, Objectives of the agency, Constitution of the agency, Organization and administrative structure of the agency, Administrative procedure of the agency, Projects and programs under taken by the agency, Communication pattern in the agency, Role of the various personnel in the agency, Networks with government organizations , NGOs, other institutions and Documentation systems

  1. Practice of case work method:

Identify the individual needs, Understanding the application of principles tools, treatment techniques and Use of community resources

  1. Practice of group work method:

Nature of group (Size, Age, Sex, Goal), Understanding and application of the principles, tools, techniques, Observation of dynamics in the group process and

Enabling group participations

  1. Practice of community organization method:

Nature and process of community organization, Applications of principles, tools, techniques and Application of innovative ideas in organizing community towards solving problems

  1. Home visits:

Understanding the significance of home visits, Observation of environment (social and physical) and Treatment of client in the family

  1. Development as a professional person:

Understanding the role as a helper rather than a doer, Professional responsibility by being regular and punctual and Being aware of attitudes and feelings in handling individuals, groups, and communities

  1. Recording skills:

Recording clearly, consistently and neatly, Maintain punctuality in submitting the reports, Developing various methods of reporting, Concentrating on reporting of nonverbal communication and including copies of letters and documents

8 Importance of field instructions:

Ability and capacity to seek the field work instructions from the agency and faculty supervisions and Applying instructions into the field practice.

Paper: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT

Mental Health:                                                                                                

Mental Health: Definition, Components, Indicators and Characteristics of Mentally healthy person

Mental Illness: Definition, Characteristics, Common Signs of Mental Illness

Preventive, Curative and Developmental aspects of Social Work in Promoting Mental Health

Human Behaviour and Attitude:                                 

Human behavior: Meaning, Concept of Normal and Abnormal behaviour

Adjustment and Maladjustment:  Concept, Psychological Adjustment and Social Skills

Attitude: The Nature and Functions of Attitudes

Social Work perspective: Human behavior relate to Social Work Practice

Human Disabilities                                                                             

Disability: Definition, causes, types, psycho-social issues related to disability and societal attitudes towards persons with disability

Mental Retardation: Meaning, Levels, Causes, Management and role of Social Worker

Specific Developmental Disorders: Specific developmental disorders of speech and language,Specific developmental disorders of scholastic skillsCharacteristics and Management

Personality Development                                                        

Meaning, Concept and types

Basic Personality Traits: Values, Beliefs, Interaction, Experiences, Environmental influences, the big five dimensions

Personality Development Skills: Body Language, Communication, Preparation for self-introduction and Positive personality

 Paper:  SOCIAL SCIENCES PERSPECTIVE FOR SOCIAL WORK

 Society, Social Work and other Institutions:                           

Society: Meaning, Definition, Features

Socialisation: Meaning, Process of Socialization, Agencies of Socialization

Social Work and its relationship with other disciplines: Sociology, Psychology, Economics,History, Political Science

Indian Social Structure and Institutions:                                              

Institutions: Marriage, Family and Religion – Functions, Features and Recent Trends

Social Conformity and Social Deviance: Meaning and Nature

Indian Society:  Tribal, Rural and Urban: Meaning, definition, characteristics & problems

Social Stratification in India: Caste and Class: Meaning, Characteristics, and Problems

Social Problems: Poverty, Illiteracy, Unemployment, Dowry, Casteism, Crime, Alcohol Dependency, Beggary – Concepts, Meaning and Causes

Economic Systems:                                                                             

Economic System: Capitalism, Socialism and Mixed economy – Features, Merits and Demerits

Agricultural Sector: Characteristics and Problems of Farmers

Industrial Sector: Characteristics, Problems and Prospects

Underdevelopment: Concept, Causes and Contemporary Development Dynamics

Privatization and Liberalization:Influence in Third World Economies

                                   

Political Systems:                                                                                

Political Systems: Concept of Politics

Major Systems of Polity: Dictatorship and Democracy

Political Parties: Functions

Pressure groups In India: Characteristics, Functions, and Benefits

P 206.2  LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION

Introduction to Life skills Education:                                                  

Life Skills: Definition and Importance of Life skills

Life skills Education: Need and Importance, Life Skills based Education and Training, Life skills in Indian context

Social Skills and Interpersonal Skills  

Communication Skills: Definition, Functions, Models, Barriers

Assertiveness Skills:Meaning, Assertive Behavior, techniques of Assertiveness

Interpersonal Relationship:Definition, Factors affecting Relationships

Empathy:Sympathy, Empathy & Altruism

Cognitive or Thinking Skills                                                               

Creative and Critical Thinking: Definition, Nature, Stages

Problem Solving: Definition, Steps in Problem Solving, Factors Influencing Problem Solving

Decision Making: Definition, Process, Need, Consequences, Models of Decision Making, Goal Setting

Self-Awareness: Definition, Types of Self, Self Concept, Body Image, Self Esteem,  Techniques used for Self Awareness: Johari Window, SWOT Analysis

Emotional and coping Skills

Coping Stress: Meaning, Sources, Reactions to stress: Task oriented and Defence oriented Coping Strategies.

Coping with Emotions: Meaning, Types and Management

Conflict Management: Definition, Types of Conflict and Management

Paper No: 207.2 Indian Social Problems and Interventions

Social Problems and Child Labour

Meaning and Concept of Social Problems

Child Labour:  Meaning

Causes; Impact on Health and Society

The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016

Right to Education: – A Child Right

Voluntary, Corporate Sector and Governmental Interventions

Problems of Women

Problem of Work Life Imbalance: Causes and effects

Domestic Violence: Causes; Impact on Health, family and society

Women Welfare Organisations- Need and Functions

Interventions to the Problems of Women

 

Problems of Youth

Youth: Meaning and Characteristics

Suicide and Alcoholism: Causes; Effects on individual, family, Society and its Management

Youth Unrest- Violence and Aggression: Causes; Preventive and Promotive Interventions

Unorganised Labour

Concept, Meaning, Types and Characteristics

Impact on Health and Society

Need for Social Security Schemes for the unorganised Labour

SEMESTER III

Paper: SOCIAL WELFARE ADMINISTRATION

 Introduction to Welfare and Developmental Services:            

Need for Welfare and Developmental organizations

Factors determining Social Welfare Programmes

Role of State, Voluntary Organisations and Corporate Sector in Social Welfare

Human Service Organizations:                                                

Organization: Concept, Types and functions

Organizational Vision: Meaning, Types

Administrative Process in an Organization: Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing, Coordination, Reporting, Budgeting

Societies Registration Act and advantages of Registration

Financial Resources and its Management:                                           

Sources of finance and funding agencies

Role of Central Social Welfare Board and State Social Welfare Advisory Boards

Auditing: Meaning, Prerequisites, Process

Public Relations and Training in Social Welfare Organisations:          

Need for public relations, networking, resource building, accountability and transparency

Use of media for publicity

Training: Need and Importance

National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development: Objectives and Functions

National Institute of Social Defence: Objectives and Functions

Management of Social Welfare Organisations:                       

Human Resources: Executive boards, committees, professional and other staff relationships Record Maintaining: Need and Process

Conflict Management: Meaning, Methods

Supervision: Requisites, Methods

Team building: Meaning, Steps

Change and its Management: Meaning, Methods, Barriers

Paper HUMAN RIGHTS PERSPECTIVES FOR SOCIAL WORK

Introduction to Human Rights:                                                

Concept and History of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child

Declaration on Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based On Religion and Belief

Human Rights in the Indian Context:                                      

Fundamental Rights in Indian Constitution

Contemporary issues in Human Rights: Violation of Child rights,Women’s Rights, Rights of Minorities and Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Human Rights Regulation and Protection Systems:                 

Human Rights Commission (National and State) and its role

Human Rights Advocacy and Civil Society Initiatives in India-People’s Union for Civil Liberties and People’s Union for Democratic Rights

Role of Media in protecting Human Rights

Social Work Perspectives                                                        

Crimesagainst Elderly

Institutional Services- Reception Homes; Short stay Homes; Day Care Centres

Community based Services: Family CounsellingCentres; Help lines for Women and Elderly

Social Work Perspectives                                                                    

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 [POCSO]

Institutional Services: Children’s Home; Observation Homes

Community Based Services: Adoption; Foster care; Sponsorship; Child Line

CONCURENT FIELD WORK PRACTICUM

Community Development specialization

Student trainee placed in communities is required to learn and practice the following:

  1. Preliminary observations of the community – Rural and Urban ( Roads, houses, school buildings, economic activities, places of worship, nature of land use, infrastructures etc)
  2. Networking with the formal and informal leaders of the community
  3. Studying the economic life of the people (chief occupations, land owned , farming activities, monthly income, waged received by unorganized laborers, migration for economic stability
  4. Knowing the social aspects of life ( caste, class and gender power structures, marriage and religious practices etc)
  5. Exploring the educational level of the people (literacy rate, school functioning, facilities for vocational training, peoples attitude towards education etc)
  6. Identifying and analyzing the needs of the community
  7. Application of methods of social work  especially Community Organisation and Research
  8. Facilitating awareness of situations, Problems and Solutions
  9. Enabling organized efforts for sustainable development of the community
  10. Mobilizing the people to protect their human rights and building their capacities for collective reflection and action to solve their problem
  11. Networking with Government and Non-Government organizations for community development
  12. Learning the applicability of various laws and rights like Juvenile Justice Act 2000, immoral Traffic Act 1956,  Right to Information Act 2005, Right to Education 2009 etc
  13. Learning the administrative tasks like reporting, budgeting, organizing, documentation etc
  14. Specific study areas: Human and environment, Slums
  15. Panchayaths, City Corporation, Self Help Groups, Voluntary Groups – Youth, Women, Children etc, Slums

Medical and Psychiatric Specialization

Student trainee placed in health setting is required to learn and practice the following:

  1. Assessment of patient’s psychological, social & economic conditions associated with illness/disease
  2. Interpret the illness/disease, its treatment and prognosis to patient/family and educate in a group
  3. Liasioning with and visiting school, home, workplace, police station, health team members and others
  4. Networking and referral with NGO’s, welfare institutions, community and donor, trust for arranging medical/surgical expenses/ material aid
  5. Counseling to help empathize with patients. (Special skills which student social worker imbibes during training)
  6. Assessment and evaluation, and interactive skills in communicating the various aspects of Terminal illness e.g. Cancer, AIDS, chorionic illness, e.g. diabetes, tuberculosis its stages, treatment course, consequence etc. and its interpretation to the patient and family
  7. Basic change communication skills with reference to STD, HIV/AIDS, human sexuality, addiction (alcohol, drugs, smoking,) etc.
  8. Conduct therapeutic, educational and recreational group work using a method of professional social work with patients and their relatives
  9. Rehabilitation and integration of the patient into family, community and society
  10. Administrative task like reports compiling, presenting, maintaining records of patients
  11. Advocacy of mental health and mental health rights one to one , family, focused group, community
  12. Mobilizing the government medical services through PHC, urban health centers and district government hospitals. Advocacy of the government health services to public and motivating them to avail the facilities at these centers

Human Resource Development Specialization

HRD student trainee placed in industrial setting is required to learn and practice the following:

  1. Organizational Details:

Objectives, History of the Organisation, Number of board members & designations,

Number of departments, Number of working staff  in each department, HR Policies of the organisation, Structure of HR department, Role & functions of HR Department personnel, Number of HR personnel & their role, Plant layout: Blue print of plant, production chart, ERP (disposal) process if ISO 14001 Organisation

  1. Man power planning:

Analysing of manpower and their requirement, Procedure of approval of additional Manpower and Manpower sourcing

  1. Job description, job enrichment, job evaluation process
  2. Safety & Health Provisions met in the Establishment
  3. Role of Labour Welfare Officer
  4. Wage and Salary administration/ Leave administration
  5. Process of recruitment and selection:

Recruitment Policy, Sources of recruitment, Recruitment procedure, Selection policy,

Fixation of salary and Offer letter/appointment letter

  1. Process of Induction and Induction Policy
  2. Process of Training and development

Types of training in the organization, Training Policy, Training Need Identification,

Training arrangements, Training Nominations, Selection of trainers and

Training feedback analysis

  1. Performance Appraisal – Type, duration, benefits, Appraisal discussion etc
  2. Application of various Labour Legislations:

Factories Act 1948 / Karnataka Shops & Commercial Establishment Act 1961; The payment of wages act 1936 and the minimum wages act 1948 considered for wage and salary administration ; The Employee Provident Fund Act: Deductions, benefits, contributions, forms and various returns;The ESI Act: Deductions, benefits, contributions, forms and various returns; Standing Order – formation & changes in the S O; Applicability and confinement to the Contract Labour Act 1961; Application of Maternity Benefit Act; Applicability of Payment of Gratuity Act; Employees Compensation Act; Application of The Payment of Bonus Act 1965 and bonus calculation & negotiation; The Industrial Disputes Act 1947; Trade union, Collective bargaining: process, charter of demands, negotiation and settlement; Standing order- formation and periodic changes; Grievance & Grievance Handling; Discipline and Disciplinary policy: Memo, Disciplinary letters, Show-cause letter, Enquiry notices, Domestic enquiry procedure, Disciplinary decisions after enquiry

  1. Calculation of salary: Net salary, absence, paid leave, statutory deductions, Income Tax deductions, Loan repayment/ Insurance premium deduction, salary advance
  2. Promotion, transfer and demotion ,Policies regarding the same and Procedures
  3. Fringe benefits
  4. Industrial health: occupational diseases
  5. Accidents: prevention, mock drill, disaster management trainings, accident reporting

Paper Title: Women’s Development Studies

Women’s Development and changing status

Women’s Development- Meaning

Basic Approaches to women’s studies

Women’s Status in Indian Constitution- Evolution of Social Problem

Legislation and its impact

Economic autonomy of working women

Political participation of women at grassroots

Women and Health

Population Policy in India: – Gender Implication

Women- Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights

Health Hazards of working women

Women and Mental Health Issues

Women and Oppression

Changing forms of gender discrimination and oppression

Various forms of atrocities against women- Rape, Dowry issues, Wife battering, Trafficking, Eve teasing, Stalking, Acid attacks

Interventions for the survivors of atrocities

Legal Provisions towards atrocities against women

Empowerment of Women in India

Empowerment- Concept

Causes of backwardness of women

Governmental Programmes to support women- Empowering programmes, Employment and Income generation, Welfare and Support services and other enabling measures

Role of NGO’s in Women Empowerment

Approaches to Empowerment of women; Educational, Social and Economical

Community Development Specialization

Paper: TRIBAL, RURAL AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Rural and Tribal Society in India:                                           

Rural, Village: Concept and Characteristics

Tribe, Caste: Concept and Characteristics

Tribal – Rural- Urban distinctions

Historical perspective and emerging trends in Rural and Tribal social institutions

Globalization and its impact on Rural and Tribal Society

Issues faced by the Tribal and Rural Poor                              

Indebtedness; Unemployment; Lack of basic amenities; Ecological degradation; Tribal dislocation, Violation of Human Rights, Health issues: Causes and Effects of the issues and Social Work Interventions

The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006: Introduction, Forest rights, Authorities and procedures for vesting forest rights

Concepts and issues in Urban:                                                

Urbanization and Urban Life: Concept and characteristics

Concept of cities and metropolitan cities; Impact of Industrialization and Urbanization on urban Society:

Urbanization and Social problems: White Collar crimes; Juvenile Delinquency; Prostitution; Beggary; Over Crowding  &Problems of housing; Health issues

Slums: Definition, meaning, causes and consequences

Environmental conditions of Urban India: Causes and Types of Urban pollution, Urban Waste management measures.

Rural and Urban Development:                                                          

Concept, History and Philosophy of Rural development in India

Government programmes (Central and State) for Rural poor, Farmers, Artisans, Labourers, Women, Children, S.C and ST’s, Youth -Critical analysis

UCD and UD: Meaning, Need, Scope;

Government Schemes and programmes: Housing;; Water and Sanitation Programmes; Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission; National Rural Health Mission, National Urban Livelihood Mission

Role of Social Workers in facilitating participatory strategies for Sustainable Tribal, Rural and Urban Development

Paper: P206.3b: CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND LOCAL SELF-GOVERNANCE

Citizen Participation and Local Governance:                          

Citizenship: Concept, Rights and Duties of Citizens; Citizen Leadership

People’s Participation:  Concept, Principles and Significance

Definition and Concept of Governance, Self Governance, Local Self- Governance and Good Governance

Rural Governance:                                                      

Rural Local Government Institutions:

History of Panchayat, Panchayth Raj Institutions

BalwantRai Mehta Committee Report, Ashok Mehta Committee Report

Constitution 72nd and 73rd Amendment Bills

Rural Development with special reference to MGNREGA, 2005 (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act)

Pachayat Raj Institutions and Civil Society                 

Structure, Functions and Finances

Participation of Women, SC., STs, BCs in Panchayat Raj Institutions

Significance of GramaSabha and Ward Sabha

Scope of Social work in Panchayat Raj institutions

Role of Civil Society Organization: NGOs, Media, People based Community Organizations in Good Governance, Right to Information Act, 2005 and Good Governance

Social Work with Rural and Urban Governance:                    

Role of Social Worker in Promoting Participatory Good Governance

Direct Intervention: Rural, urban and Municipality Governance: Mobilization and Organization

Medical and Psychiatric specialization

Paper:: COUNSELLING: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Introduction to Counselling                                                    

Counselling: Meaning and Definition; Goals and Scope;

History and trends in Counselling

Personal and professional aspects in Counselling: Levels of helping, Professional helping specialities,

Ethical and Legal aspects of Counselling: ethical principles and practices, education of professional and Credentialing of Counsellors

Characteristics of Counsellor: Empathy, Genuineness, Concreteness, Sense of humour, Sense of tragedy and Self awareness

Process and Skills of Counselling                                                       

Acquainting: Attending and Greeting skills, Acceptance and Individualisation

Founding: Study and assessment;

Observing: Participant and Non-participant, Structured and Unstructured;

Listening: Types of Listening, Obstacles for Listening

Diagnosing: Types of Diagnosis, Psycho-social Diagnosis

Intervening: Pacing, Personalising, Reframing, Initiating and Evaluating

Termination: Follow-up and Termination of Counselling relationship

Therapeutic Approaches inCounselling                                  

Humanistic Approach: Existential and Client CentredCounselling

Cognitive Approach: Rational Emotive, Transaction Analysis

Behavioural Approach: Operant and Classical Conditioning, Behaviour Modification

Expressive Therapy: Music, Art, Drama, Horticultural therapy, Social media therapy

Indian contribution: Yoga and Meditation

Areas of Counselling                                                                          

Group Counselling: Meaning, Stages, skills

Counselling in Difficult Situation: Grief, Crisis and Suicide prevention strategies

Educational and Career Counselling: Nature and Scope, Role of Counsellor, Counselling for Career preparation.

Employee Counselling: Importance and Ne

Paper: P206.3b: PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK

Psychiatric Social Work – Introduction:                                                          

Introduction to Psychiatric Social Work; Historical background of Psychiatric Social Work in India; Role of a Psychiatric Social Worker in Mental Health settings; Training and scope of Psychiatric Social Work in India

 International Classification of Disorders (ICD – 10)

Signs, Symptoms, Aetiology and Management of Mental Disorders: Neurotic, Stress related and Somatoform Disorders, Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, Organic Mental disorders, Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders, Disorders of Adult Personality and Behaviour,Role of a Psychiatric Social Worker in the above areas

Classification and Symptoms of Childhood Disorders(ICD-10): Disorders of Psychological development, Behavioural and Emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence, Treatment and Role of a Psychiatric Social Worker in the management of childhood disorders, Child Guidance Clinic: Structure, functioning and role of a social worker, School Mental Health: Concept and Approaches

Community Mental Health &Welfare measures for Mentally III:

Community Mental Health: Meaning, Need and Role of a Social Worker

Psycho-social Rehabilitation: Meaning and Approaches

Role of Psychiatric Social Worker in a Rehabilitation Centre, Day Care Centre and Half way Home for the Mentally Ill

National Mental Health Programme 1982;

Mental Health Act, 1987 and its amendments

Human Resource Development Specialization

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

Introduction to Human Resource Management:                      

Human Resources Management (HRM): Meaning, Nature and Scope

Difference between Human Resource Management and Personnel Management

Strategic Human Resource Management: Meaning and Scope

Application of Social Work Methods

Functional Areas of Human Resource Management:              

Human Resource Planning: Importance, Process, Barriers

Talent Acquisition: Goals: polices, sources and methods

Selection: Concept, process

Induction: Requisites, Evaluation

Learning and Development: Meaning, Types

Remuneration Management: Fixation of remuneration, Salary Components, Fringe benefits

Functional areas of Human Resource Management:               

Promotion, Transfers, Demotion: Meaning, Types, Causes

Management of Leave and Holidays

Grievance Management: Importance, Process

Separation: Concept of Retirement, Resignations, Dismissal, Exit Interviews

Talent retention: Importance and methods

Introduction to Human Resource Development:                     

Human Resources Development (HRD): Meaning, Nature and Scope

Human Resource Development: Processes and Outcomes

360 Degree Appraisal- Process, Advantages and Disadvantages

Career Management and Development: Importance and Process

Employee Counselling- Need and Method

P 206.3b: LABOUR LEGISLATIONS AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Introduction to Labour Legislations and Welfare Legislations:           

Concept, Objectives and importance

Administration of Industrial Judiciary: Concept, Structure, Power and Authority

The Factories Act, 1948: Definitions, Objectives, Applicability, Obligations, Provisions, Factories Inspector – Appointment and Powers

The Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961: Definitions, Objectives, Applicability, Obligations, Provisions, Powers of Inspector and Maintenance of Registers

The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970: Definition, Applicability, Registration, Licensing, Welfare and Health, Inspecting Staff and Maintenance of Registers

Wage Legislations:                                                                              

The Payment of Wages Act, 1936: Definitions, Objectives, Applicability and Provisions and deductions

The Minimum Wages Act, 1948: Definitions, Objectives, Applicability, Fixation, Provisions, Advisory Board, Obligations and Inspectors 

The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965: Definitions, Objectives, Eligibility, Computation

Industrial Relations                                                                             

Industrial Relations:  Concept, Meaning and Objectives

Grievances: Causes, Grievance Redressal Procedures

Disciplinary procedure: Aspects of discipline, Principles for maintenance of discipline, Code of discipline, Steps in disciplinary action

Workers Participation in Management: Meaning, Objectives & Types

Collective Bargaining: Definition, Process, Importance

Legislations for Industrial Relations                                                    

The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947: Definitions, Objectives; Authorities, Committees; Conciliation, Arbitration and Adjudication Procedure, Labour Court and Tribunals; Strikes and Lockouts; Lay-off and retrenchment

The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946: Preamble, Applicability, Provisions

The Trade Union Act, 1926: Definitions, Applicability, Registration, Provisions

 

Open Elective Papers

P HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL DEFENCE (Open Elective)

Introduction to Human Rights:                                                

Concept and History

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child

Declaration on Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based On Religion And Belief

Human Rights in the Indian Context:                                                  

Human Rights Evolution in India and concern

 Fundamental Rights in Indian Constitution

Contemporary issues in Human Rights: Violation of Child rights,Women’s Rights, Rights of Minorities, Dalit Rights and Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Environment and Human Rights

Human Rights Regulation and Protection Systems:                             

Human Rights Commission (National and State) and its role

Human Rights Advocacy and Civil Society Initiatives in India-People’s Union for Civil Liberties and People’s Union for Democratic Rights

Role of Media in protecting Human Rights

International Human Rights Agencies: Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch

Social Defence and Services for Children                                          

Juvenile Justice Act 2000 – Recent amendments

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 [POCSO]

Institutional Services for Children, Women and elderly

Community Based Services for Children, Women and elderly

COUNSELLING BASICS (Open elective)

Basics of Counselling                                                                         

Meaning and Definition, Goals and scope of Counseling, history and trends in Counseling

Personal and Professional aspects in Counselling: levels of helping, Professional helping specialities,

Characteristics of Counsellor: Empathy, Genuineness, Concreteness, Sense of humour, Sense of tragedy and Self- awareness

Personal and Professional Aspects in Counseling                                           

Use of Self in the role of a Counselor: Levels of helping and Professional helping specialities

Ethical principles: Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-maleficence, Justice and Fidelity

Ethical issues: Maintaining Confidentiality, Dual role, transference and Counter Transference

Process and skills of counselling                                                        

Acquainting: Attending and Greeting skills, Acceptance and Individualization

Founding: Study and Assessment

Observing: Participant and Non-participant, Structured and Unstructured

Listening:Types of Listening, Obstacles for Listening

Diagnosing: Types of Diagnosis, Psycho-social Diagnosis

Intervening: Pacing, Personalizing, Reframing, Initiating and Evaluating

Termination: Follow-up and Termination of CounsellingRelationship

Counselling  Special Areas &Special Population                   

Group Counselling ,

Educational and Career Counselling,

Crisis Counselling

Counselling Children and Adolescents

Counselling Women in Distress

Substance Abuse &Counselling

P207.3c – DISASTER MANAGEMENT (Open Elective)

Disaster:                                                                                              

Concept: Definition: Types and Effects;

Natural Disasters

Manmade disasters

Physical, economic, environmental and psychosocial effects of disasters

Disaster Management:                                                                                     

Concept and cycle of Disaster Management

Stages of disaster management: Pre, during and post disaster

Pre disaster management: prevention, preparedness and education, mitigation

Post: Search, rescue, recovery, relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction

Policies and Legislation:                                                                        

Legislative measures for disaster management in India

Policy and administrative framework for disaster management

National disaster management and Intervention9Hours

National Disaster Management Authority

National Building codes

National and Inter-National funding agencies in disaster management

Social responsibility towards Disaster Management by Corporate sectors

SEMESTER IV

P: PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

Participatory Project Planning and Management                                  

Project: Concept, types and components                                            

Project Planning and Management

Participatory Project planning and Management

Project cycle

Project Formulation and Projects for Development     

Process of Project Formulation; Participatory study, Problem Identification and Problem Analysis-Cause/Effect analysis, Problem Statement

Development: Concept

Participatory Rural Appraisal in Project Development

Techniques in Project Development and Project funding                      

Alternative ways of achieving objectives-Force field analysis                                    

Programming: Gantt chart, Personnel plan.

Evaluation: Criteria and means of evaluation, Results and process

National and International Funding Agencies: Central Social Welfare Board, CARITAS, CFI, UGC, CAPART and Ford Foundation

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 – Requirements for Registration, Rules and Regulations, Privileges

Trust Act, 1908- Requirements for Registration, Rules and Regulations, Privileges

The Cooperative Society Act, 1912 – Requirements for Registration, Rules and Regulations, Privileges

Designing Project Proposals                

Designing Project Proposals: Project on Micro Enterprises, Project on Education, Project on Health, Project on Housing, Project on Empowerment, Project on Malnutrition, Project on Self Employment Training

P 202.4 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICUM

Community Development specialisation

      Student trainee placed in communities is required to learn and practice the following:

  1. Preliminary observations of the community – Rural and Urban ( Roads, houses, school buildings, economic activities, places of worship, nature of land use, infrastructures etc)
  2. Networking with the formal and informal leaders of the community
  3. Studying the economic life of the people (chief occupations, land owned , farming activities, monthly income, waged received by unorganized laborers, migration for economic stability
  4. Knowing the social aspects of life ( caste, class and gender power structures, marriage and religious practices etc)
  5. Exploring the educational level of the people (literacy rate, school functioning, facilities for vocational training, peoples attitude towards education etc)
  6. Identifying and analyzing the needs of the community
  7. Application of methods of social work  especially Community Organisation and Research
  8. Facilitating awareness of situations, Problems and Solutions
  9. Enabling organized efforts for sustainable development of the community
  10. Mobilizing the people to protect their human rights and building their capacities for collective reflection and action to solve their problem
  11. Networking with Government and Non-Government organizations for community development
  12. Learning the applicability of various laws and rights like Juvenile Justice Act 2000, immoral Traffic Act 1956,  Right to Information Act 2005, Right to Education 2009 etc.
  13. Learning the administrative tasks like reporting, budgeting, organizing, documentation etc
  14. Specific study areas:
  15. Panchayaths, City Corporation, Self Help Groups, Voluntary Groups – Youth, Women, Children etc, Slums

Medical and Psychiatric Specialization

Student trainee placed in hospital setting is required to learn and practice the following:

  1. Assessment of patient’s psychological, social & economic conditions associated with illness/disease
  2. Interpret the illness/disease, its treatment and prognosis to patient/family and educate in a group
  3. Liasioning with and visiting school, home, workplace, police station, health team members and others
  4. Networking and referral with NGO’s, welfare institutions, community and donor, trust for arranging medical/surgical expenses/ material aid
  5. Counseling to help empathize with patients. (Special skills which student social worker imbibes during training)
  6. Assessment and evaluation, and interactive skills in communicating the various aspects of Terminal illness e.g. Cancer, AIDS, chorionic illness, e.g. diabetes, tuberculosis its stages, treatment course, consequence etc. and its interpretation to the patient and family
  7. Basic change communication skills with reference to STD, HIV/AIDS, human sexuality, addiction (alcohol, drugs, smoking,) etc.
  8. Conduct therapeutic, educational and recreational group work using a method of professional social work with patients and their relatives
  9. Rehabilitation and integration of the patient into family, community and society
  10. Administrative task like reports compiling, presenting, maintaining records of patients
  11. Advocacy of mental health and mental health rights one to one , family, focused group, community
  12. Mobilizing the government medical services through PHC, urban health centers and district government hospitals. Advocacy of the government health services to public and motivating them to avail the facilities at these centers

Human Resource Development Specialization

 HRD student trainee placed in industrial setting is required to learn and practice the following:

  1. Organizational Details:

Objectives, History of the Organisation, Number of board members & designations,

Number of departments, Number of working staff  in each department, HR Policies of the organisation, Structure of HR department, Role & functions of HR Department personnel, Number of HR personnel & their role, Plant layout: Blue print of plant, production chart, ERP (disposal) process if ISO 14001 Organisation

  1. Man power planning:

Analysing of manpower and their requirement, Procedure of approval of additional Manpower and Manpower sourcing

  1. Job description, job enrichment, job evaluation process
  2. Safety & Health Provisions met in the Establishment
  3. Role of Labour Welfare Officer
  4. Wage and Salary administration/ Leave administration
  5. Process of recruitment and selection:

Recruitment Policy, Sources of recruitment, Recruitment procedure, Selection policy,

Fixation of salary and Offer letter/appointment letter

  1. Process of Induction and Induction Policy
  2. Process of Training and development

Types of training in the organization, Training Policy, Training Need Identification,

Training arrangements, Training Nominations, Selection of trainers and

Training feedback analysis

  1. Performance Appraisal – Type, duration, benefits, Appraisal discussion etc
  2. Application of various Labour Legislations:

Factories Act 1948 / Karnataka Shops & Commercial Establishment Act 1961; The payment of wages act 1936 and the minimum wages act 1948 considered for wage and salary administration ; The Employee Provident Fund Act: Deductions, benefits, contributions, forms and various returns;The ESI Act: Deductions, benefits, contributions, forms and various returns; Standing Order – formation & changes in the S O; Applicability and confinement to the Contract Labour Act 1961; Application of Maternity Benefit Act; Applicability of Payment of Gratuity Act; Employees Compensation Act; Application of The Payment of Bonus Act 1965 and bonus calculation & negotiation; The Industrial Disputes Act 1947; Trade union, Collective bargaining: process, charter of demands, negotiation and settlement; Standing order- formation and periodic changes; Grievance & Grievance Handling; Discipline and Disciplinary policy: Memo, Disciplinary letters, Show-cause letter, Enquiry notices, Domestic enquiry procedure, Disciplinary decisions after enquiry

  1. Calculation of salary: Net salary, absence, paid leave, statutory deductions, Income Tax deductions, Loan repayment/ Insurance premium deduction, salary advance
  2. Promotion, transfer and demotion ,Policies regarding the same and Procedures
  3. Fringe benefits
  4. Industrial health: occupational diseases
  5. Accidents: prevention, mock drill, disaster management trainings, accident reporting

P: POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT STUDIES

Introduction to Population

Concept and Definition; Characteristics of Indian Population – Distribution by age, sex and literacy;

Fertility trends – Birth and death ratio.

Factors affecting Population Growth: Fertility, Mortality and Migration

Population Policy of India

World Action Plan

Initiatives – Government and NGO

Population Regulatory Mechanisms

Meaning, Scope and objectives of population education

Need and Importance of Population Education in 21st Century

Family Planning: Objectives, scope and methods

Importance of family life education, sex education, and family planning education

People, Eco System and Environment

Population and Environment: Interrelatedness of human life, living organisms; Environment and natural resource – Environment, lifestyle, degradation. Environment management, maintaining, improving, enhancing – Current issues of Environment

Natural Resources and Diversity: Utilisation and management – Forest, land, water, air, energy sources – Pollution – Sources, treatment, prevention – Soil, water, air, noise – Waste matter – disposal, recycling, renewal

Legislations and Movements

Environment Protection Laws and Role of Social Worker: Acts related to environmental protection – Forest conservation- Water pollution – Unplanned urbanization- Environmental movements in India – Role of NGOs in Environmental issues – Government agencies in environmental protection – Social work initiatives at different levels.

 P204.4a: EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT

Introduction to the concepts

Concept & Types of Education: Formal, Informal, Non formal, Historical review of Education in India, The importance of Education in Development & Social Changes; Policies and programmes of Formal Education in India

Non formal Education and Adult Education

Adult Non- formal Education; Concept of Adult Education, Adult literacy, Aims and objectives of Non Formal Adult Education, Historical background of Adult Education in India; National policy on Adult Education; National literacy Mission, Critique of Adult Education policies and programmes        Role of Social Workers in Adult Education and Alternative Education for children as a Facilitator, Organizer, Programme planner and Resource Mobilizer.  

Contemporary and Participatory School of Education            

Theoretical perspectives and approaches to contemporary and participatoty Education: Paulo Friere -Contradictory consciousness; Friere’s Conscientization process; Buddhist, Gandhian, Ambedkar’s perspectives on Education; Education as a tool for Empowerment and Justice.

 Designing Participatory School of Education

Designing Participatory Adult Education Programmes, Understanding the learners, Identifying and Analyzing learning needs, Formulating general and measurable objectives, Selecting appropriate content, Choice of methods and material, Formulating criteria and methodology for Participatory and Non- participatory Evaluating the educational Programmes.  

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility                      

Corporate Social Responsibility Definition, Concepts, Overview of Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility in Indian context

Business ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Phases of CSR

Corporate Perspective on building successful partnership                  

Tools and Techniques

Roles and skills: Advocacy, Administration, Marketing, Mediating, Budgeting, Organizing, Documenting, Presenting, Public speaking, Teaching, Supervising and Reporting

Case Studies in CSR                                                                           

Case Studies of Successful CSR Initiative AMM Foundation, Bajaj Auto, Coca – Cola India, NLC, Hindustan Lever, Infosys, Wipro, Ranbaxy, TATA, LXT, Titan, TVS, MRF

Corporate Partnership and Institutions                                    

CSR: Government, environment, Community, Society, Organisation

Environment (Protection) Act, 1986: Meaning, Powers of Central Government, Prevention of environment pollution

Water Pollution Control: Boards, Powers and Prevention

Air Pollution Control: Definition, Boards, and Delegation of power

WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Child Welfare And Child Issues:

Child Welfare: Meaning and Importance

Need for Child Welfare in India

Problems of Child Abuse, Child Trafficking, Child Labour, Girl child, Street children in India

Preventive Strategies and Role of a Social worker in above areas.

Child Welfare: Legal Provisions And Services:

Concept of Child Rights; UN Charter on Rights of the child

National Policy for children; Juvenile Justice Act, 2000

Prevention of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012

De-institutionalization Services for children: Adoption, Foster Care, Sponsorship

Child line and its functioning

Adolescent Development, Problems And Interventions:

Adolescent Development: Characteristics & needs of Adolescent Period

Parent adolescent relationship: significance and issues

Psychological/emotional problems of adolescents and Therapeutic Interventions

Welfare measures for Adolescent girls- Central and State Government

Family Life Cycle Stages and Family Issues:

Need and Importance of working with families: Social Work perspective

Family Life cycle Stages: Developmental tasks, Problems,Role of a Social Worker

Family Violence –Forms & Social work Interventions

Divorce – Its impact on family & social work Interventions

Single Parent Families – Issues & Interventions

Paper: P204.4b: MEDICAL SOCIAL WORK

Concept of Health                                                                              

Meaning of Health

Dimensions of Health: Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual

Determinants and Indictors of Health

Health Education: Meaning and Importance, Principles, Techniques and Strategies

Medical Social Work                                                                          

Medical Social Work: Meaning, Definition, Objectives, Need and scope

Historical Development of Medical Social Work in India and Abroad

Practice of Social Work methods in Hospital settings: Need and importance of working with patients and families

Role and Functions of Medical Social Worker: Rural and Urban Community Settings, Maternity and Paediatrics, Blood Banks, Organ Transplant Centres, Trauma Care Centres, Hospice Settings, NGOs managing Health Services and Hospitals

Team work and Multi-disciplinary approach to Health Care

Hospital and Community Health Care                                                

Hospitalization: Concept, Hospital Administration, Impact of long term hospitalization on patients and the families

Community Health Care: Concept, Principles of health care

Levels of Health Care: Primary Health Care, Secondary Health Care and Tertiary Health Care

Community Health Education:  Meaning, Need, role of Medical Social Worker

Diseases and Management                                                                  

Disease: Concept

Communicable Diseases: Meaning, Causes; Major communicable diseases: Tuberculosis, STI’s AIDS, Malaria and Dengue

Non Communicable Diseases: Meaning, Causes; Hypertension, Stroke, Cancer, Diabetes

Terminal Illnesses and Chronic Illnesses: Meaning, Impact on patients and family; Palliative Care and Pain Management; Psychosocial Interventions-Role of a Social Worker

Rehabilitation:Definition, types and principles; Role of Medical Social Worker in Rehabilitation

Paper: EMPLOYEE WELFARE IN INDIA

Introduction to Employee Welfare:                 

Employee Welfare: Meaning, Scope and Philosophy

Role of the State in Employee Welfare

Merits and Demerits of welfare measures

Types of Welfare Activities: Intra-mural facilities and Extra- Mural facilities

Social Condition and Development:               

Development of Labour Conditions in India

Industrial Working Class and its Characteristics

Problem of Recruitment and Employment

Problems of Unorganized Labour, Bonded Labour and Child Labour

Industrial Problems:                

Absenteeism and Job turnover, Problem of Job Commitment, Housing Problems, Indebtedness, and Alcoholism

Industrial accidents: Nature, types and causes

Statutory role and responsibilities of industry in reporting accidents

Statutory Regulations to Employee Welfare:   

Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948: Objectives, Applicability, Contributions, Procedure for enrolment, Benefits, Obligations of an employer, Forms and Returns

The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952: Objectives, Applicability, Contributions, Obligations of an employer, Benefits

Maternity Benefit Act, 1961: Objectives, Applicability, Conditions of benefits, Obligations of an employer, Benefits

Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972: Meaning, Calculation, Obligations

The Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923: Objectives, Liability of the Employer, Calculation

Paper: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND DEVELOPMENT

Introduction to Organizational Behaviour:                                           

Organizational Behaviour: Definition, Objectives, Nature and Scope

Role of Organizational Behaviour

Process and Models of Organizational Behaviour

Challenges faced by Management with Oorganisational Behaviour

Foundations of Individual Behaviour:                                                            

Personality: Concept, Types, Factors Influencing Personality

Enneagram Model of Personality: Concept

Perception: Meaning and Importance, Process, influencing Factors, Enhancing Perception, Application in Organizational Behaviour

Motivation: Meaning, Types, Steps and Effects on Work Behaviour

Attitudes and Values: Meaning, Components of Attitude (ABC model); Changing Attitudes, Values and Organizational Behaviour

Foundations of Group Behaviour: Group Behaviour: Group Norms, Group Cohesion, Group Role, Group Conflict, Group Decision Making

Team Building: Meaning, Types, Process, Roles, Causes for team failure, Techniques for team success

Leadership: Meaning, Nature, Functions, Leader vs. Manager,

Job Satisfaction: Meaning, Determinants, Measurement, Effects

Dynamics of Organisation: Organisational Structure: Meaning, Elements; Division of Labour, Departmentalisation, Span of Control, And Delegation of Authorities, Centralization and Decentralisation, Formalisation

Organizational Climate: Concept, Need, Determinants

Organizational Culture: Definition, Types, Functions, 

Organizational Development: Meaning, Objectives, Characteristics and Interventions –Individual and group focused

Total credits of the Programme: 92

Total Marks of the Programme: 2500

National Level Seminar: A National Level seminar/workshop on relevant themes conducted every year which will have intellectual sessions by the renowned resource persons and scientific paper presentations

Bi Annual Peer reviewed Journal of Social Work: Deeksha, a journal, highlighting empirical studies from the social scientists

Field Work, Research Projects and Internships: Concurrent filed work, summer and block placements help the students to acquire practical understanding of principles, processes, policies and techniques of Professional Social Work and form them as competent professionals. Department has a strong network with 11 corporates, 20 NGO’s, 6 Hospitals and City Corporation for concurrent filed work training.

Research Projects being mandatory, teaches students to scientifically investigate an area of study. Individual guidance by faculty members of the department will help the students to publish and present the research papers in various journals and seminars

Field Based Innovations:  Faculty and the students of the PG Department of Social Work, respond to the emerging needs of the society by initiating interventions for marginalized and vulnerable groups like, children, adolescents, youth, women etc. Field action for behavioral change, preventive services and trainings contribute to the practical training of the students as well as meets the needs of the society.

UGC/College and Self-Funded Research Projects: The faculty of PG Department of Social Work undertakes research projects from the University Grants Commission and contributes to the knowledge of social work.
       Ongoing Projects of the Department:

Effectiveness of Leadership Training programme to Youth- An Experimental Study on Youth of Southern India

Effectiveness in Training Need Identification and in Implementation by Corporate Retail Outlets in Mangalore

Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme in Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Adolescents in Schools.

Completed Projects of the Department:

Socio-Economic Status of Parishioners of Milagres Parish

Life Style and Challenges of Pavement Dwellers and Scope for Social Work Interventions- A Study under Mangalore City Corporation, D.K, Karnataka

Life of Inmates of Night Shelter- An Insight into Rehabilitation of City makers Through Night Shelters of Mangalore

Psycho-social Impact of Cancer on family members-A Study in South Canara District, Karnataka

Impact of Community Hostels Launched by Loyola Vikas Kendra in Mundugod Taluk, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka

Knowledge of Sexual Abuse, Self Confidence and Assertiveness among Adolescent Girls from Selected schools of Mangalore City

Effectiveness of Information, education and Communication (IEC) on the Role of Eco Health in Prevention of Mosquito Borne Diseases among Selected Communities in Mangalore Urban Area

Women and Children Rag Pickers- Causes and Consequences in Mangalore City

Assessment of Beliefs and Practices among Families with Mental Illness and effectiveness of education in Selected communities of Mangalore Rural Area

Job Satisfaction among Government Higher Primary School Teachers, Mangalore Taluk

PGDHRM

Specialization Forums: Every specialization, i.e., Medical and Psychiatric, Community Development and Human Resource Management has an active forums named Human Wellness, Kirana and Al-Empower forums respectively. These forums will emphasis on students skill development especially related to their individual specializations

Human Wellness Forum:

Medical and Psychiatric Social Work specialisation, has a Vibrant Forum called “Human Wellness Forum” where students conduct various activities like seminars, workshops, Guest Lectures, community programmes, etc relevant to their specialisation. This is not only a platform for learning experience to students but they also develop skills of planning, organising, co-ordinating and evaluation of their own activities.
These activities help them to integrate and apply theory in various health related fields. It also creates opportunity to organize preventive and promotive health related activities namely Life skills education programmes, health & Hygiene, Stress Management skills in schools, awareness programmes on Dementia, Mental Health and other related areas.

In order to prepare the students to become effective counsellors they are also given training into participatory counselling skills programmes. Annual study tours organised every year students get exposed to different therapeutic interventions in the field of child and women welfare, Physical and Mental health areas etc. Annual seminar is also organised on relevant topics essential for professional practise. Students are also encouraged to take up small research studies in Medical and Psychiatric areas.

Al-Empower Forum:

HR student’s forum “AL-Empower” strives for higher professional development through organising professional development programmes in core HR concepts. HR forum organizes workshops / extension talks on Advanced Manpower Planning, Collective Bargaining and Negotiation Process, Human Resources Budgeting, Compensation management, Grievance Resolution, Human Resource Information Systems, Human Resource Management in Service Sector, Managerial Competencies and Career Development, Managerial Counselling, Marketing Decisions for HR, Operations Research for HRM, Participative Management.  

Regular seminars and workshops on various topics involve student’s participation and help them to be active by using their skills and potentialities not just for their academic purpose but also for the extra curriculum activities through Al-Empower Forum. Regular seminars and workshops on various topics involve student’s participation and help them to be active by using their skills and potentialities not just for their academic purpose but also for the extra curriculum activities. Study tour is observed annually for 7/8 days with exposure to around 10 industries and organisations.

                                                                        Kirana Forum:

“KIRANA” Community Development Forum is a platform for the students to Develop skills and creativity. It offers opportunities for cooperation and collaboration among students and external agencies. Team research studies are conducted to inculcate critical thinking and reasoning skills, and to develop a positive attitude among students towards scientific research from the beginning of their professional life. KIRANA is a means to enhance social interaction, leadership, healthy recreation, self-discipline and self-confidence. A good part of education that is broadening of horizons inculcation of values, learning to relate and to deal with others, exercise of participative leadership etc takes place through forum activities.

On order to supplement student’s classroom lectures, seminars and workshops are conducted to give the students an opportunity to think of broader issues in their subject or field to help them integrate total learning. Students are also actively involved in planning and implementation of seminars and workshops under the guidance of faculty. Students participate in the social functions organised by local or outside social agencies. This forum moulds the students to be socially sensitive by exposing them to bitter realities of society. This concept of blended learning can give a better future to the students.

Anti-Addiction Cell

Today Drug abuse is gaining momentum among student community. Students are young population who are attracted to modern world and its temptations. Keeping this view the Anti-Addiction cell was introduced by the MSW Department of St. Aloysius College, Mangalore which was started as part of the decennial celebration of the department. Anti- addiction cell has been promoting a positive role in preventing drug abuse and helps young generation to look into alternative habits other than drugs, where the students strive towards organizing preventive programmes for adolescents on Substance Abuse Prevention. They conduct participatory workshops for High School Students. The objective is to create awareness on addiction among adolescent students and to motivate and sensitize adolescents to take a firm decision to say “NO” to drugs and spread this message to others through participatory learning activities. The cell also collaborates with a de-addiction centre in conducting recreational and educational activities for the addicts and their family members as well as awareness programmes in communities.

Job Opportunities in Medical & Psychiatric Social Work 
As Counsellors/Social workers /Programme co-ordinators in India and abroad
Hospital and clinical Settings

Educational Settings-School Counseling

Career and vocational counseling& Guidance

Counseling to Diverse Population

Disaster Management areas

Family and Marriage

Child, adolescents and special groups

Drug Abuse and disability

Palliative care

HIV/AIDS

Geriatric Social Work

Industrial Social Work

Mental Health and Community Counseling

Counseling women

Research & Documentation officers in the field of Health

Counseling to culture and ethnic groups

Government departments –as Counsellors /Social workers/health officers in Correctional Institutions, Women & child Welfare departments, Social welfare departments ,Health departments and Government Hospitals

In National and International funding agencies like UNICEF,UNESCO,ILO & WHO

There is also scope for Higher education i.e. MPhil, PhD, and teaching in Social work institutes or clinical work cum teaching in Medical College Hospitals.

Job Opportunities in Community development Specialisation:

 Job Opportunities in Community Development Specialization

Government Sector:

Block Development Officer Village, Block and District Panchayats

Community Development Officer, Documentation and Communication Officer, Community Mobilizer at Municipal City Corporations

State Coordinators for State Government and Central Government projects for women, children, youth, Health etc

Consultant for Social Development and Community Mobilization for Central and State Government projects

Coordinators for the various Schemes under state and Central Ministries

Junior Research Fellow, Research Assistants in state and Central Ministries

Women and Child Welfare Ministry, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Tribal Affairs,

 Non-Government Sectors:

Director, Assistant Director, Programme Coordinator, Programme Manager, Trainer and Researchers in National and International NGO’s working for Women, Children, Tribes, Youth, environment, Animal rights etc

Consultants in reputed Non-Governmental Organizations. 

Project Managers for Corporate Social Responsibility Projects of reputed industries

Activists in various social movements

Premier International Organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO also accommodates Community Development Professionals for their projects on health, children, women

Opportunities for Higher Education:

UPSC examination

M.Phil and Ph D in reputed Universities

Teaching posts in the colleges and Universities with SETor NET qualification