Department of Social Work

Hellenic Mediterranean University


1The undergraduate program (see attached) combines theoretical knowledge with the practical application of social work in work settings.

Curriculum structure

Credits and workload are allocated in each course. ECTS credits describe the student’s workload required to achieve the desired learning outcomes. Overall, the student should achieve 30 ECTS per semester and 240 ECTS for the successful completion of the curriculum (30 ECTS X 8 semesters). The overall workload is 900 hours per semester and 7,200 hours (900 X 8 semesters) for the successful completion of the SW studies.

During the 5th, 7th, and 8th semester, the Practice Placement-Supervision I, II, III is carried out, respectively. The Practice Placement-Supervision provides students the opportunity to associate theoretical knowledge with practice at-work in a social service/organization. Students are supported and guided through group supervision (3-hour group supervision weekly). Practice Placement-Supervision I, II, and III require work and involvement in the activities of a Social Service/Organization for 8, 22, and 32 hours per week, respectively.

Curriculum content

Studies in SW last four (4) years. During the eight semesters, 36 core courses and 21 optional courses are offered (from 5th to 8th semester). From the optional courses, the student chooses 4 (in the case that the student will undertake the writing of a thesis) or 6 (in the case of not undertaking a graduate thesis). To obtain the SW degree (Bachelor’s degree), the student should have successfully completed either 40 courses and their thesis or 42 courses.

Courses per semester

1. Introduction to Social Work
2. Introduction to Sociology
3. Introduction to Psychology
4. Social Policy
5. Introduction to Law

1. Communication & Interviewing in Social Work
2. Sociology of Institutions
3. Family Policy
4. Clinical Psychology – Psychopathology
5.  Migration and Social Integration

1. Social Work Ethics
2. Diversity and Empowerment in Social Work
3. Social Policy for Vulnerable Groups
4. Social Work with Groups- Creative Expression & Art in Social Work Practice
5. Social  Psychology

1. Generalist Social Work
2. Family Social Work
3. Intercultural Social Work practice
4. Social Work With Community- Intervention Methods
5. Statistics

1. Research Methodology in Social Work
2. Clinical Social work
3. School Social Work
4. Community Development and Social Work
5. Field Practice -Supervision Ι
6. Optional compulsory courses

1. Qualitative Research in Social Work
2. Social Work in situations of Violence against Children and Adults
3. Needs Assessment & Social Planning
4. Social Work and Community Health Care
5. Optional compulsory courses
6. Optional compulsory courses

1. Social Services Administration
2. Theoretical Approaches In Social Work
3. Social Work and Addictions
4. Field Practice-Supervision ΙΙ
5.α Τhesis
5.β. Optional compulsory courses
5.β. Ε Optional compulsory courses

1. Radical and Critical Social Work
2. Social Work in Justice
3. Field Practice-Supervision ΙΙI
4. Optional compulsory courses

Winter semester
1. Active Ageing and Social Work
2. Social Movements and Social Change
3. Culture and social development
4. Counselling with Children &  Adolescents
5. Social Work intervention in Crisis Situation
6. Evaluation of Social Work Practice
7. Bioethics
8. Social Economy and Entrepreneurship

Spring semester
9. Street Social Work
10. Social Inequalities, Poverty and Social Exclusion
11. Civil and Social Rights
12. Gender and Equality Issues
13. Informatics Applications
14. Film as an awareness tool
15. Positive Psychology
16. Introduction to therapeutic play and play therapy
17. Adult Counselling
18. Οrganizational Βehavior and Μanagement of Ηuman Resources in Health and Welfare Services
19. Disability and Social Work
20. Domestic Violence
21. Positive Psychology
22. Interpersonal relationships

For more information on the syllabus of each course see the attachment.

Curriculum of department of Social Work

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