Characteristics of courses
The Department of Social Work of Asia University was established in
2001, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Based upon
the university’s mission to deliver healthy, caring, innovative and
prominent education, this department aims to equip students with the
capacities of humanity, profession and innovation and with the
ability to act at the grass roots as well as at a more advanced
level. Three modules have been integrated into the undergraduate
curriculum. They are “Social Work and Psychology Specializing
Module”, “Health Care and Community Work Module” and “Empowerment
and Judiciary System Module”. Upon graduation, the students will
have to complete at least one of the above modules.
“Shaping a Healthy and Vibrant Social Work Profession” is our
slogan. The courses we provide are creative and diverse with
interactive teaching methods. For instance, we have courses
incorporating classroom teaching with workshops on documentary
filming, on drama and story telling, with participant work with
indigenous and new immigrant communities, or with overseas leaning
and voluntary work.
For the first and second year undergraduate students, the curriculum
plans to introduce students to the basics of social work and social
sciences; and for the third and fourth year, the importance of
professional and practical training has been emphasized. At the
postgraduate level, the theory and practice-oriented contents are
well balanced, aiming to nurture future social workers of
intermediate/high level, professionals with social policy/social
administration knowledge, and social work researchers.
|Social Work and Psychology
||Health Care and Community
||Empowerment and Judiciary
|Department of Social
Work Core Modules
|College of Humanity and
Social Sciences Fundamental Module
The Structure of the
Graduate (Master of Social Work
We are confident that upon graduation, our students will be
equipped with the following abilities:
The Abilities to Care and to Provide Services:
- Being able to assess the social functions and needs of
individuals, families and communities.
- Being able to plan and to implement the treatments to
rehabilitate the social functions of the service users.
- Being able to abide by the social work ethics and to utilize
legal knowledge in social work practices.
The Abilities to Collaborate:
- Being able build an appropriate partnership with the service
- Being able to work as a team and to collaborate with other
departments or institutions.
The Abilities to Integrate and Manage Information:
- Being able to integrate available social resources to assist
- Being able to utilize management skills to help develop
social work services.
The Abilities to Think Critically to Pursue
- Sensitive to and having insight into social issues.
- Having logical and reasoning abilities.
- Being able to view social problems with critical
- Being able to do research and self-learning actively.