DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Social Work trains social workers who can work directly or indirectly as generic practitioners in communities and in various social welfare agencies including public, private, voluntary and non-governmental organizations. It is also envisaged that this training will produce both proactive and reactive social workers who can effectively respond to the newly emerging social problems in the contemporary societies. Through its various curricula the department also strives to produce graduates who can create their own self-employment capable of responding to societal needs.

The Department of social work at ISW offers the following courses in Social Work: Basic Technician Certificate in Social Work (NTA Level 4), Ordinary Diploma in Social Work (NTA Levels 5 and 6), Bachelor Degree in Social Work (NTA Levels 7 and 8), Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work and Masters Degree in Social Work (NTA Level 9)

For more details about the courses offered by the Department of Social Work, please check Course and Programs or ISW Prospectus 2017/18 - 2018/19.

PROGRAMS

LEVEL: BASIC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN SOCIAL WORK

Objectives of the Program

General objective

The general objective of developing this Basic Technician Certificate course is to prepare frontline social workers, who under the supervision of qualified social workers, will engage in attending problems facing individuals, families and small groups; hence enhance their social functioning.

Specific Objectives

The specific objectives include the following:

  1. To enable students to acquire elementary social work knowledge and skills in order to understand clients’ problem situations.
  2. To prepare students who will be able to use social work practice methods to attend clients with diverse problems.
  3. To enable students relate theoretical knowledge and practical work situations.

Table: Summary of all the modules taught in the BTCSW programme:

S/NCodeModule NameSemester1Semester2
1SWT04101Elementary Social Work Practice
2SWT04102Fundamentals of Field Instruction
3SWT04103Introduction to Social Welfare Services
4SWT04104Fundamentals of Social Work Ethics
5SWT04105Basic Skills in Guidance and Counselling
6SWT04106Introduction Communication Skills
7SWT04107Block Fieldwork
8HRT04208Essentials of Psychology
9SWT04201Fundamentals of Sociology
10SWT04202Introduction to Social Work with Children and Youths
11SWT04203Introduction to ICT
12SWT04204Elementary Social work Research

LEVEL: TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN SOCIAL WORK

Objectives of the Program

General objective

The general objective for developing this Technician Certificate course is to prepare technician social workers, who under the supervision of qualified social workers, can engage in attending problems facing individuals, families and small groups; hence enhance their social functioning.

Specific Objectives

The specific objectives include the following:

  1. To enable students to acquire basic social work knowledge and skills in order to understand clients’ problem situations.
  2. To prepare students who will be able to use social work practice methods to attend clients with diverse problems.
  3. To enable students relate theoretical knowledge and practical work situations.

Table: Modules taught in the ODSW Programme

S/NCodeModule NameSemester1Semester2
1SWT05101Direct Social Work Practice
2SWT05102Introduction to Social work Ethics
3SWT05103Social Welfare Services and Policy
4SWT05104Introduction to Psychology
5SWT05105Introduction to Sociology
6SWT05106Communication Skills
7SWT05201Introduction to Field Instruction
8SWT05202Development Studies
9SWT05203Information and Communication Technology
10SWT05204Guidance and Counselling
11SWT05205Introduction to Social work Research
12SWT05206Block Fieldwork

LEVEL: ORDINARY DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL WORK

Objectives of the Course

The general objective for developing this NTA Level 6 program is to prepare technician social workers, who under the supervision of highly qualified social workers can engage in attending problems facing individuals, families and small groups; hence enhancing their capacities to address their socio-economic needs and problems.

Specific Objectives of the Course

  1. To enable students to acquire intermediate social work knowledge and skills in order to understand clients’ problem situations.
  2. To prepare students who will be able to use social work practice methods to attend clients with diverse problems.
  3. To enable students relate theoretical knowledge and practical work situations.

TABLE: Modules taught in the ODSW Programme

S/NCodeModule NameSemester1Semester2
1SWT06101Social Work with Diverse Populations
2SWT06102Integrated Fieldwork Practice
3SWT06103Fundamentals of Social Policy
4SWT06104Social work Research Methods
5SWT06105Theories and Skills of Guidance and Counselling
6SWT06106Human Behaviour and Social Environment
7SWT06201Entrepreneurship and Project Management
8SWT06202Social Work in Legal systems
9SWT06203Social work with Children and Youths
10SWT06204Early Childhood Care and Development
11SWT06205Sociology of Crime
12SWT06206Project paper

LEVEL: HIGHER DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL WORK (NTA LEVEL 7)

Objective of the Programme

General objective

The general objective for developing the curriculum for NTA Level 7 is to produce qualified and competent generalist Social Work practitioners with professional practice knowledge and skills, who will provide social welfare services to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations; including leadership in social services delivery systems.

Specific Objectives

  1. To enable students to identify, integrate and apply a body of social work knowledge and skills in human welfare, problem-solving process to facilitate change and social functioning at micro, mezzo and macro level of social work practice.
  2. To enable students acquire a body of knowledge in human behaviour and social functioning in order to address social and economic injustice, provide social welfare services, as well as taking leadership and supervisory roles in human service organizations.
  3. To enable students apply research and policy knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate social welfare service programmes.

Table: Module Distribution for Semester I

CodeModule NameClassification
SWU07101Social Welfare ServicesC
SWU07102Psychology F
SWU07103Social Work PracticeC
SWU07104Communication SkillsF
SWU07105Field InstructionC
SWU07106SociologyF

Note: C = Core Module and F = Fundamental Module

Table: Module Distribution for Semester II

CodeModule NameClassification
SWU07207Social Work Theory and MethodsC
SWU07208Social Science ResearchC
SWU07209Field Instruction PracticeC
SWU07210Human Behaviour in the Micro Social EnvironmentC
SWU07211Welfare EconomicsF
SWU07212Development StudiesF

Note: C = Core Module and F = Fundamental Module

Table: Module Distribution for Semester III

CodeModule NameClassification
SWU07313Social Work ResearchC
SWU07314Child ProtectionF
SWU07315Information and Communication TechnologyF
SWU07316Early Childhood Care and EducationC
SWU07317Social PolicyC
SWU07318Disability and Gerontology Social WorkC

Note: C = Core Module and F = Fundamental Module

Table: Module Distribution for Semester IV

CodeModule NameClassification
SWU07419School Social WorkC
SWU07420Social Work in Medical SettingsC
SWU07421Social Work and LawC
SWU07422Concurrent FieldworkC
SWU07423Block FieldworkC
SWU07424Guidance and CounsellingF
SWU07425Culture and Human DiversityF

Note: C = Core Module and F = Fundamental Module

LEVEL: BACHELOR DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK (NTA LEVEL 8)

Objectives of the Program

General objective

The general objective for developing NTA Level 8 Curriculum is to produce qualified and competent generalist Social Work practitioners with professional practice, knowledge and skills who will provide social welfare services to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations; including leadership in social services delivery systems.

Specific Objectives

  1. To enable students to identify, integrate and apply a body of social work knowledge and skills in human welfare, problem-solving process to facilitate change and social functioning at micro, mezzo and macro level of social work practice.
  2. To enable students acquire a body of knowledge in human behaviour and social functioning in order to address social and economic injustice, provide social welfare services, as well as taking leadership and supervisory roles in human service organizations.
  3. To enable students apply research and policy knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate social welfare service programmes.

Table: Module Distribution for Semester I

CodeModule NameClassification
SWU08101Integrated Field PracticeC
SWU08102Developmental Social WorkC
SWU08103Entrepreneurship and Project ManagementF
SWU08104Social ProtectionC
SWU08105Social Work and Disaster ManagementF
SWU08106Human Behaviour in the Macro Social EnvironmentC

Note: C = Core Module and F = Fundamental Module

Table: Module Distribution for Semester II

CodeModule NameClassification
SWU08207DissertationC
SWU08208Social Work and Community HealthC
SWU08209Social AdministrationC
SWU08210Financial ManagementF
SWU08211Social Work and Human RightsC
SWU08212Criminology and Correctional ServicesF
SWU08213Social Work with Marginalized PopulationF
SWU08214Social Work and Mental Health E
SWU08215Social Work and Substance AbuseE
SWU08216Social Work and GenderE

Note: C = Core Module and F = Fundamental Module

LEVEL: MASTERS DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK (NTA LEVEL 9)

Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) is an advanced programme aimed at enabling students to acquire advanced professional qualification in Social Work. The MSW programme is intended for candidates who will perform advanced social work practice including managerial and supervisory roles, leadership and programme evaluation at micro, mezzo and macro levels; at national and international realm. The holder of this qualification will be able to apply advanced knowledge, skills and understanding in a wide and complex variety of contexts with substantial personal responsibility for the work of others and responsibility for designing, monitoring and evaluating social policies, welfare programmes, managing, and allocating national resources.

Objectives of the Program

General objective

The general objective for developing NTA Level 9 Curriculum is to produce qualified and competent generalist Social Work practitioners with professional practice knowledge and skills who will provide social welfare services to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations, including leadership in social services delivery systems.

Specific Objectives

  1. To enable students to identify, integrate and apply a body of social work knowledge and skills in human welfare, problem-solving process to facilitate change and social functioning at micro, mezzo and macro level of social work practice.
  2. To enable students acquire a body of knowledge in human behaviour and social functioning in order to address social and economic injustice, provide social welfare services, as well as taking leadership and supervisory roles in human service organizations.
  3. To enable students apply research and policy knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate social welfare service programmes.

Table: All Modules for Masters Degree in Social Work Programme

CodeModule NameClassification
SWG09101Human Behaviour and Social EnvironmentFO
SWG09102Social Work PracticeFO
SWG09103Field InstructionFO
SWG09104Welfare Services and Policy ProcessesFO
SWG09205Direct and Indirect Social Work PracticeFO
SWG09206Social Work and LawFO
SWG09207Social Work and Human RightsFO
SWG09208Foundation Block FieldworkFO
SWG09309Advanced Social Work Ethical PrinciplesAD
SWG09310Advanced Qualitative Social Work Research MethodsAD
SWG09311Advanced Quantitative Social Research MethodsAD
SWG09312Advanced Administrative Principles and PracticeAD
SWG09313Advanced Direct Social Work MethodsAD
SWG09314Fieldwork SeminarsAD
SWG09415Advanced Policy PracticeAD
SWG09416DissertationAD
SWG09417Advanced Block FieldworkAD
SWG09418Social Work and Public Health (Elective) AD
SWG09419Social Work in Disaster Situation (Elective)AD
SWG09420Social Work with Marginalised Population (Elective)AD

Note: FO = MSW Foundation Level and AD = MSW Advanced Level

CONTACT PERSON:
William Manyama
Head of Social Work Departiment
Institute of Social Work
w.manyama@isw.ac.tz/info@isw.ac.tz
Phone:+255 22 274-443/+255 22 2700918

Head of Department:
William Manyama*

B.A. (Hons) Sociology (University of Dar es Salaam), M.A Community Work (Bergen University College, Norway)

Dr. Zena Mnasi Mabeyo: Senior Lecturer

Advanced Diploma in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), M.A. Public Administration (Mzumbe University), PhD Psychology (Alpen-Andria University in Klagenfurt)

Leah Natujwa Omari*: Assistant Lecturer

Advanced Diploma in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies (Development Studies Centre, Kimmage Manor, Dublin), M.A Sociology (University of Dar es Salaam)

Assistant Lecturer

Zachayo S. Shigongo*

Advanced Diploma in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), Master in International Social Welfare and Health Policy (Oslo University College, Norway)

Deodati Babili*:
Assistant Lecturer

Advanced Diploma in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), MSc. Sociology (University of Bristol, UK)

Zainab Rashid*:
Assistant Lecturer

B.A. Education (University of Dar es Salaam), M.A Applied Social Psychology (University of Dar es Salaam)

Raphael Asantemungu*:
Assistant Lecturer

B.A. Education (University of Dar es Salaam), M.A Philosophy in Development Studies (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Peter Mgawe*: Assistant Lecturer

B.A. (Hons) Education (University of Dar es Salaam), M.A Development Studies (University of Dar es Salaam)

Kanduru H. Ally*:
Assistant Lecturer

B.A. Finance (Summy State University, Ukraine), Master of Science in Economical Cybernetics (Summy State University, Ukraine)

Paul Mwangosi

Assistant Lecturer

Advanced Diploma in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), Master of Arts in Social Science (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Patience Kawamala*

Assistant Lecturer

Diploma in Education (Dar es Salaam Teachers’ College), Advanced Diploma in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), M.A Community Work (Bergen University College, Norway)

Leah Nielsen Mwaisango*

Assistant Lecturer

Certificate in Education (Korogwe Teachers Training College), Advanced Diploma in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), M.A in Sociology and Social Work (The Open University of Tanzania)

Minani Ntahonsanzwe*: Assistant Lecturer

Bachelor Degree in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), Master of Arts in Sociology and Social Work (The Open University of Tanzania)

Dustan John Haule:
Assistant Lecturer

Advanced Diploma in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), Master of Arts and Social Sciences (The Open University of Tanzania)

Twaha Issa Waziri*:
Assistant Lecturer

Advanced Diploma in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), Master of Arts in Sociology and Social Work (The Open University of Tanzania)

Mary Godfrey Mchau:
Assistant Lecturer

B.A. Education in Arts (University of Dar es Salaam), M.A Applied Social Psychology (University of Dar es Salaam)

Evetta S. Lema

Assistant Lecturer

Bachelor Degree in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), Msc. Childhood Studies (Edinburgh)

Catherine Manda:
Assistant Lecturer

Bachelor Degree in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), Master in International Social Welfare and Health Policy (Oslo University, Norway).

Richard Haule:
Assistant Lecturer

Bachelor Degree in Social Work (Institute of Social Work), Master in International Social Welfare and Health Policy (Oslo University, Norway).

Salma Ramadhani Fundi:
Assistant Lecturer

Advanced Diploma in Social Work (Institute of Social work), Master of Social Work (The Open University of Tanzania)

Jonas Tillya:
Assistant Lecturer

BSC. In Computer System Engineering and Informatics, MSC. In Engineering and technology (St. Petersburg Electronical University- Russia)

Gilbert Mkisi*:
Assistant Lecturer

Bachelor Degree in Social work (Institute of Social Work), Master of Social Work (The Open University of Tanzania)

Petro T Ntemi*

Assistant Lecturer

B.A Education (Mount Meru University) Master of Arts in Sociology (University of Dodoma)

Abigail Samuel Kiwelu:
Tutorial assistant

Bachelor Degree in Social Work (Institute of Social Work)

Rukia Mwinyi*: Tutorial assistant

Bachelor Degree in Social Work (Institute of Social Work)

*On study leave