2019 / 20
2019 / 20
Social Policy and Social Work, Department
Fachbereich Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
Studiengang Gesundheits- und Sozialwesen
Job market- and career-orientation
Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses
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Special features regarding teachingClose connection to Social Work in Health Care; Tight networking with institutions in the region and thus practical orientation; Thematic key areas in the Bachelor: Inclusivity, diversity, clinical social work; Thematic key area in the Master: Therapeutic Social Work.
Special features regarding the international orientationCompulsory foreign language modules in the Bachelor’s courses; International Week enshrined in the curriculum of the summer semester; Tight networking with international universities through teachers and various projects.
Common partner universities for exchangeJyväskylän Yliopisto, Finland; Tampereen Ammattikorkeakoulu, Finland; Institute of Technology Tralee, Ireland; Klaipėdos Universitetas, Lithuania; Fachhochschule Kärnten, Austria; Univerza v Ljubljani, Slovenien; Universidad de León, Spain; University of Wyoming ,USA
Special features regarding the equipmentOnline access to various databases.
Special features regarding research and developmentResearch and teaching partnerships with the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and research partnership with the USA and Australia; Integration of Master’s theses into current research projects (with links to various external partners, such as clinics, institutions in the fields of health, rehabilitation, social affairs); Establishment of a teaching and research clinic.
Integration of theory and practiceInter-disciplinary projects: Apart from practice-oriented projects, students can choose research-oriented projects that deal with current issues by way of teaching/research projects. Frequently these projects are done in cooperation with industry facilities. This involves the specialisation and consolidation of research skills already acquired. Establishment of a teaching and research clinic: Teaching, practice and research concepts are currently being developed; Involvement of students in research projects at the university’s own research institute.
Website with further information on research activitieswww.hs-nordhausen.de/forschung/isrv/
Support for foundersThe university has established a special office for start-up advice and support.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsGranting of disadvantage compensation; Peer consulting (with academic supervision); Psycho-social counselling by the student union.
Characteristics of diversity advancementDiversity is a key issue in the study area. The teachers have prepared a mission statement and position paper that is discussed with students during the orientation period. Under the project leadership of our colleague Prof. Dr. Cordula Borbe, a publication called “Gender and Diversity in Teaching and Research” was created. There is close integration of teachers and students in the implementation (discussions about contents, quality assurance ensured by module coordinators).
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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