The UB School of Social Work is proud to announce the new Online Part-Time Doctor of Social Work (DSW) in Social Welfare Program!
This course will focus on developing students’ knowledge of current best practices in relation to evaluating and utilizing existing evidence. Students will be introduced to the principles and processes of evidence-based practice formulation, systematic review of the literature, critical evaluation of individual studies, and structured data synthesis to assess the quality of evidence associated with interventions and outcomes. We will critically assess the strengths and limitations of research with vulnerable populations, including the risks and benefits of conventional and emerging approaches. We will also consider how existing evidence applies to direct practice within the context of a trauma-informed and human rights perspective.
After completing this course, students will be able to: