Professor Edward Pecukonis, PhD, and alumna Sally A. Hagerman Published in Social Work Education
Title: Public health financial social work: a model syllabus for research practice for graduate social work students
Social work students consistently dread research and research classes, but studies suggest that integrating research with more appealing topics may help overcome this bias. As such, a new class integrating public health and financial social work was developed with an applied research project. The course objective is to foster and strengthen student interest in research methods related to public health and financial social work. We outline how integrating public health and financial social work topics in a graduate research course provides a practical connection to clinical and macro practice for students. Instructors may adapt this model syllabus for any research courses taught in the social work curriculum in any country. Recommendations for linking social work practice with research are discussed.
Hageman, S.A., Pecukonis, E. V. (2020) Public health financial social work: a model syllabus for research practice for graduate social work students, Social Work Education, DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2020.1826920