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1. General information
Course:
SOCIAL WORK METHODOLOGY. ANALYSIS AND METHODOLOGY OF SOCIAL INTERVENTION
Code:
50321
Type:
CORE COURSE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
313 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN SOCIAL WORK (CU)
Academic year:
2020-21
Center:
110 - FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK OF CUENCA
Group(s):
30 
Year:
3
Duration:
First quarter
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: AURELIO LASCORZ FUMANAL - Group(s): 30 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Edificio Melchor Cano / 2.05
DERECHO DEL TRABAJO Y TRABAJO SOCIAL
969179100 Ext. 4603
aurelio.lascorz@uclm.es

Lecturer: MARGARITA PARDO ALFARO - Group(s): 30 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Edificio Melchor Cano / 2.3
DERECHO DEL TRABAJO Y TRABAJO SOCIAL
969179100 ext.4612
margarita.pardo@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites
Not established
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

This subject belongs to MODULE A - Social Work: concepts, methods and theories, specifically it is MATERIA A2 - Methods, models, and techniques of Social Work. It is taught in Grade 3 and assumes that the student has already placed in the basic contents of Social Work.

The purpose of the subject is for the student to acquire, on the methodology of Social Work, the specific knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for his / her professional practice.


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
CB01 Prove that they have acquired and understood knowledge in a subject area that derives from general secondary education and is appropriate to a level based on advanced course books, and includes updated and cutting-edge aspects of their field of knowledge.
CB02 Apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and show that they have the competences to construct and justify arguments and solve problems within their subject area.
CE08 Knowledge and understanding of Social Work course concerning both its field setup and professional identity, as well as the current contexts and settings regarding social intervention.
CG02 Both critical and self-critical abilities linked to the analysis of social reality, the respect and defense of Human Rights.
CG03 Becoming mindful of the importance of expressing ethical commitment within a global, fair, cross-cultural, and unfettered society through a professional and accountable practice.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Knows and is able to apply the specific methods to any area of intervention.
Capable of planning, implementing and assessing intervention plans with the people attended and other professionals, negotiating the use of services, and reviewing the effectiveness of these plans.
Is able to use the technology of social intervention projects management: analysis, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation.
Knows and critically understands both theoretical and methodological approaches on Social Work.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: SOCIAL WORK AS A DISCIPLINE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES: KNOWLEDGE OF SOCIAL REALITY AND SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGY.
  • Unit 2: METHODOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL WORK: TRADITIONAL METHODS AND INTEGRATED METHODS. THE BASIC METHOD.
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology

All training activities will be recoverable, in other words, there must be an alternative evaluation test that allows to reassess the acquisition of the same skills in the ordinary, extraordinary and special call for completion. If exceptionally, the evaluation of any of the training activities cannot be recovered, it must be specified in the description and be expressly authorized by the department.

Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Combination of methods CE08 1.2 30 N N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Case Studies CB02 CG02 0.48 12 N N
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Combination of methods CG02 CG03 0.48 12 Y N
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work CG02 CG03 0.24 6 Y N
Scientific paper reading and review [OFF-SITE] Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles CG02 0.52 13 Y N
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Combination of methods CB02 1.56 39 Y Y
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study CB01 1.52 38 N N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Oral presentations assessment 20.00% 20.00%
Final test 40.00% 40.00%
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 40.00% 40.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    Evaluation criteria not defined
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 2): SOCIAL WORK AS A DISCIPLINE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES: KNOWLEDGE OF SOCIAL REALITY AND SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGY.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 15
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Case Studies] 6
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 6
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 3
Scientific paper reading and review [AUTÓNOMA][Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles] 6.5
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 19.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 19
Group 30:
Initial date: 07-09-2020 End date: 31-10-2029
Group 31:
Initial date: 07-09-2020 End date: 31-10-2020

Unit 2 (de 2): METHODOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL WORK: TRADITIONAL METHODS AND INTEGRATED METHODS. THE BASIC METHOD.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 15
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Case Studies] 6
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 6
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 3
Scientific paper reading and review [AUTÓNOMA][Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles] 6.5
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 19.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 19
Group 30:
Initial date: 01-11-2020 End date: 22-12-2020
Group 31:
Initial date: 01-11-2020 End date: 22-12-2020

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Alemán, C. y Trinidad, A. Servicios Sociales: Planificación y Evaluación Madrid Civitas 2006  
Alvira Martín, F. Metodología de la Evaluación de Programas: Un enfoque práctico Buenos Aires Lumne 1997  
Fernández-Ballesteros, R. Evaluación de programas. Una guía práctica en ámbitos sociales, educativos y de salud Madrid Síntesis 1996  
Gómez Serra, M. Evaluación de los Servicios Sociales Barcelona Gedisa 2003  
James R. Dudley Social Work Evaluation book USA Oxford University Press 2016  
Malagón, J.L.; Barrera, E. y Sarasola, J.L: La revisión de la cuestión metodológica en Trabajo Social Madrid Trabajo Social Hoy 2007  
Plataforma de ONG de Acción Social Guía de Evaluación de Programas y Proyectos Sociales Plataforma de ONG de Acción Social http://www.plataformaong.org/planestrategico/ARCHIVO/documentos/6/6.pdf  
Richard M. Grinnell & Yvonne A. Unrau Social Work Research and Evaluation. Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice book USA Oxford University Press 2018  
Thomas O¿Hare Evidence-Based Practice for Social Workers USA Oxford University Press 2015  



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