Apr 15, 2024  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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SW 301 - The Brain Processes and Social Work Practice

This course will expose students to the human brain, how it functions and how social issues cause it to malfunction.  Mental illness, substance abuse, poverty, malnutrition will be discussed with the impact on the brain and the social interaction that occurs because of these issues. Scientifically proven interventions will be explored to minimize the damage caused by these social issues.

Prerequisites & Notes
Co-Requisite or prerequisite:  SW 310 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II

Assignment Overview
Assignment Overview: 3 Units

Assignments: Weekly assignment choice of two, discussions

Interactivity limited

Final Assessment: None

Course Learning Objectives
Course Objectives:

  • Students will understand basic brain function and development
  • Students will be able to construct an intervention plan to counteract damages in brain development
  • Students will explain how social issues impact the brain development and functioning

Credits: 3 credits

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