Social Work Programs

05 April 2020
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Diploma Social Work

*Course Requirements:

The online and Distance Diploma in Social Work degree program requires completion of 24 of which 10 are core courses, 7 are Social Work Courses 7 are electives unless the student has transferable credits and/or life credits in which case fewer courses may be required. This is a Joint Faculties Program between ICOF-CSU and University of Zambia Students are advised to take four modules in a semester Duration: Three Years First Year First Semester:

(Biblical Compulsory Courses)

RSW 100 - Introduction to Religious Studies

RSW 101 - Christian Social Ethics

RSW 102 - New Testament Literature

RSW 103 - Old Testament Literature

First Year Second Semester: (Core Courses)

DSW 104 - Study and Communicative skills

DSW 105 - Introduction to Social Work

DSW 106 - Professional Ethics

DSW 107 - Family Dynamics

DSW 108 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

Second Year First Semester: (Social Work Courses)

DSW 200 - Social Work as a Profession

DSW 201 - Macro Social Work Practice

DSW 202 - Social Work Practice with Individuals

DSW 203 - Social Work Practice with Groups

Second Year Second Semester: (Electives Courses)

DSW 204 - Field Practicum (8 credits)

DSW 205 - Health Care Services Today

DSW 206 - General Psychology

DSW 207 - Human Growth and Development

Third Year First Semester: (Electives Courses Continues)

DSW 300 - Social Psychology

DSW 301 - Regulatory Environment

DSW 302 - Understanding Managed Care

DSW 303 - Abnormal Psychology

Third Year Second Semester: (Specializations Courses)

DSW 304 - Diagnostic Techniques

DSW 305 - Addictions and Interventions

DSW 306 - Crisis Intervention I

DSW 307 - Statistics and Research Methods (Final Research Project)

Entrance Requirements At least five o Levels credits or better, including English, in the Zambian School Certificate and the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level Examination and that all applicant shall be a Christian. Send your application for addition to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bachelor of Social Work

*Course Requirements:

The online and Distance Bachelors in Social Work degree program requires completion of 33 of which 10 are core courses, 11 are Social Work Courses 12 are electives unless the student has transferable credits and/or life credits in which case fewer courses may be required. This is a Joint Faculties Program between ICOF-CSU and University of Zambia Students are advised to take four modules in a semester

Duration: Four Years

First Year First Semester: (Biblical Compulsory Courses)

RSW 100 - Introduction to Religious Studies

RSW 101 - Christian Social Ethics

RSW 102 - New Testament Literature

RSW 103 - Old Testament Literature

First Year Second Semester: (Core Courses)

BSW 104 - Study and Communicative skills

BSW 105 - Introduction to Social Work

BSW 106 - Professional Ethics

BSW 107 - Family Dynamics

BSW 108 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

Second Year First Semester: (Social Work Courses)

BSW 200 - Social Work as a Profession

BSW 201 - Macro Social Work Practice

BSW 202 - Social Work Practice with Individuals

BSW 203 - Social Work Practice with Groups

Second Year Second Semester: ( Electives Courses)

BSW 204 - Field Practicum (8 credits)

BSW 205 - Health Care Services Today

BSW 206 - General Psychology

BSW 207 - Human Growth and Development

Third Year First Semester: (Electives Courses Continues)

BSW 300 - Social Psychology

BSW 301 - Regulatory Environment

BSW 302 - Understanding Managed Care

BSW 303 - Abnormal Psychology

Third Year Second Semester: (Specializations Courses)

BSW 304 - Diagnostic Techniques

BSW 305 - Addictions and Interventions

BSW 306 - Crisis Intervention I

BSW 307 - Statistics and Research Methods

Fourth Year First Semester: (Specialized Courses Continues)

BSW 400 - Statistics and Research Methods

BSW 401 - Social Work and Law

BSW 402 - Psychosocial counselling

BSW 403 - Psychotherapy and Counseling

Fourth Year Second Semester: (Specialized Courses Continues)

BSW 404 - Abnormal Psychology

BSW 405 - Social change Management

BSW 406 - Health Care Services Today

BSW 407 - Final Dissertation (Thesis)

Entrance Requirements

At least five o Levels credits or better, including English, in the Zambian School Certificate and the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level Examination and that all applicant shall be a Christian. Send your application for addition to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MSW Degree "Master of Social Work" Concentration:

• Mental Health

• Family and Children

• Cognitive Psychology

• Social Work General

*Course Requirements: T

he online and Distance Master of Social Work degree program requires completion of 12 of which 6 are core courses, 3 are Social Work Courses 3 are electives unless the student has transferable credits and/or life credits in which case fewer courses may be required. This is a Joint Faculties Program between ICOF-CSU and University of Zambia Students are advised to take four modules in a semester

Duration: Two Years

Foundation Courses: 18 credits

MSW 504 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

MSW 506 - History and Philosophy of Social Work

MSW 507 - Social Work Research

MSW 520 - Ethics for Social Workers

MSW 550 - Cultural and Ethnic Perspectives

MSW 580 - Social Welfare, Social Policy and Social Work

Concentration Courses: 29 credits

MSW 600 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy I

MSW 601 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy II

MSW 602 - Learning Theories Electives:

6 credits (Select three specialized courses on the list below in line with above one of above concentration)

MSW 700 - Clinical Social Work

MSW 701 - Advanced Clinical Evaluation

MSW 702 - Psychopathology

MSW 703 - Field Practicum (8 credits)

MSW 704 - Writing for Professional Articles

MSW 705 - Overview of Munchausen by Proxy

MSW 706 - The Hospice Experience: Including Death and Dying & After Death Experience

MSW 707 - Adlerian Theory and Techniques

MSW 708 - Ethics in Psychosocial Counseling

MSW 709 - Addiction, Intervention and Treatment

MSW 710 - Adolescent Development and Behavior

MSW 711 - Birth Order: How it Impacts Lives

MSW 712 - Cognitive Psychology

MSW 713 - Health Care Information Systems

MSW 714 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

MSW 715 - Child Therapy

MSW 716 - Case Management Today

MSW 717 - Assessment and Intervention of ADHD in the School System

MSW 718 - Psychopharmacology

MSW 719 - Crisis Intervention II

MSW 720 - Marriage and Family Therapy

MSW 721 - Promoting the Care for the Elderly: A Family Approach

MSW 722 - Self Care

MSW 721 - Child Abuse, Neglect and Intervention

MSW 722 - Domestic Violence

MSW 723 - Program Planning for the Blind

MSW 724 - Cultural Awareness and Diversity in Social Work Practice

MSW 725 - Practice with Geriatrics

MSW 726 - Death and Dying

MSW 727 - Social Work and Religion

NOTE: Each course is 3 credits unless otherwise indicated Prerequisites:

• Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree

• Submitted transcripts (Bachelor) should reflect an over-all GPA of 2.5 or higher

• Preference will be given to applicants having a Bachelor in Social Work degree or two or more years paid work experience in the field of Social Work. Requirements:

• The MSW program requires completion of 53 credit hours

• A 3.0 grade point average must be maintained

• 18 credit hours - foundation courses

• 29 credit hours - concentration courses, or approved • 6 credit hours - electives • Field practicum - Satisfactory grade of "S" for performance • Apply through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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