Title of the title: Degree in Social Work
Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences
Center where it is taught: University School of Social Work San Martiño Pinario. Praza da Inmaculada, 5, 2nd 15704 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the degree by the Xunta de Galicia: 09/16/2010
Date of publication in the BOE: 03/03/2011
Date of the last accreditation: 07/20/2016
Responsible for the title: Facal Fondo, Teresa
Title coordinator: Puñal Romarís, María Elena
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Study regime: full time / part time
Languages of use: Spanish GalicianInteruniversity degree: No
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsKnow and critically understand the foundations of Social Work as a discipline: history, theory, concept, nature, method and model.
Identify and assess the processes of formation, development and evolution of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities, as well as their current manifestations and future trends.
Show a critical understanding of how socio-structural imbalances, discrimination, oppression, social, political and economic injustices impact on human relationships and generate situations of discomfort.
Show knowledge of human behavior and the social environment with special emphasis on the person / environment relationship, development of the life course, interaction between biological, psychological, socio-structural and cultural factors in shaping human development and behavior.
Critically analyze the concept of need according to the historical, social and political contexts in which their professional action takes place.
Know and identify the main intervention strategies of social workers in the development of their professional action with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.
Know the general structure, organization, benefits of the general and specialized social services existing in the different Autonomous Communities and in Europe.
Point out the main trends in social policies, nationally and internationally, as well as their articulation.
Show mastery in the knowledge of group formation, programming techniques and instruments, group dynamics and group work techniques.
Handle with ease the theoretical foundations and practical applications of the main instrumental supports of Social Work.
Adequately know the bases of the local, regional, state, community and international legal system.
Appropriate a scientific culture regarding the use of the epistemology of the Social Sciences and social research: research process and social research techniques of a quantitative and qualitative nature.
Know the main strategies for conflict resolution through mediation.
Know the basic fundamentals of information and communication technologies in their application to Social Work.
Incorporate and assume respect for fundamental rights and equal opportunities between men and women, the principles of equal opportunities and universal accessibility for people with disabilities, and the values of a culture of peace and democracy.Basic skillsThat students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from the forefront of your field of study;
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competencies that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study;
That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature;
That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized audience;
That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.CurriculumItineraries or mentions:
Mentions are not contemplated.
Temporal arrangement of studies:
In order to enroll in the subject G3171424 Practicum, it is necessary to have passed 150 credits between Basic and Compulsory Training, necessarily including all those of the first goal of the degree.
Credit transfer and recognition:
It consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different education for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
It implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, at the same or at another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official degree, will be included.
The USC regulates these two figures in the following regulations published on the web:
Recognition of university activities and transversal competences of the usc:
Students will be able to obtain up to a maximum of 12 optional credits for the recognition of the activities contemplated in article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 and of the transversal competences of the USC. Cross-cutting competences for all USC Master's degrees are considered instrumental knowledge of (1) foreign languages; (2) Galician language, and (3) information and communication technologies. In any case, the maximum number of recognizable credits for the activities of article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 will be 6.Professional outingsThe professional activity of the Social Worker and the Social Worker, has the objective of social intervention and evaluation of social needs to promote change, the resolution of problems in human relationships and the strengthening and freedom of society to increase well-being and cohesion, through the use of theories about human behavior and social systems and applying the specific methodology that integrates Case, Group and Community Social Work. Social Work intervenes where people interact with their environment.