Aug 11, 2022  
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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SW 207 - The Brain Processes and Social Work Practice

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

Prerequisites & Notes
Co-Requisite or prerequisite:  SW 101 Introduction to the Profession of Social Work

Course Learning Objectives
Upon Completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

  • Describe brain function and development
  • Construct an intervention plan to counteract damages in brain development
  • Explain how social issues impact the brain development and functioning

Credits: 3 credits

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