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Advanced Topics in Macro Social Work

SW799, Section 002

This course presents advanced topics in macro social work practice. The topics may include emerging
macro practice issues and advanced application of specific methods.

Topic Description / Additional Information

This mini-course will acquaint students with the basic and advanced facts about AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), sensitize students to the multitude of public health, social policy and social service delivery issues that AIDS presents, and provide US and global perspectives to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. Students will be sensitized to the special challenges AIDS presents for social work practice. Students will be presented with an approach to evidence based practice, and will review the state of HIV related evidence based prevention practice from national and global perspectives.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

1. Describe and diagram the pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS
2. Explain current and predict future country-specific and global incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS using social epidemiology models
3. Apply a model of empirically based evidence search strategies and procedures
4. Locate, assess and use sources for empirically based best practice prevention-focused interventions for HIV/AIDS at individual, social and structural factor levels.

Semester: Fall 2014
Instructor: Larry M. Gant
Topic: HIV/AIDS: Evidence Based Programs, Policies and Services
U-M Class #: 21847
Time: Sat Saturdays November 8 and 15, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 2752 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

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