Social Work

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Graduate Course Details
Number SWK 863N
Title Aids and Social Work
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites Admission to the MSW Program or permission of Instructor and MSW Program Coordinator


This course provides a framework for understanding the impact of the AIDS epidemic upon clinical social work practice and public health policy. The global epidemiology of AIDS, its modes of transmission, and the shifting demographic trends will be examined. Special emphasis will be on the biopsychosocial needs of those groups who have been most affected by AIDS: gay men, IV drug users, black and Hispanic men, women and children.