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Social Work in Health Care

The Social Work in Health Care Certificate Program examines health in the areas of wellness, illness, and disability. Students participating in this program will gain hands-on experience with individuals, groups, families, and/or communities in healthcare settings. The required coursework teaches students how to conduct biopsychosocial assessments and engage in interdisciplinary collaborations. This program is available to both Clinical and OCL students.

Students pursuing the Social Work in Health Care Certificate are also encouraged to apply for the Michigan State University Social Work Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars (MSU HEALS) Program.

Program Components

The Social Work in Health Care Certificate Program requires satisfactory completion of the following:

  • SW 822 (3 cr, spring) Topics in Policy Practice and Advocacy: Health Care Policy
  • SW 891 (3 cr, fall) Special Topics in Social Work: Fundamentals of Social Work Practice in Health Care
  • One additional course (minimum 1 cr) related to health care
  • Specialized field placement in a healthcare setting, either in the generalist or advanced year

Contact Person

Marcia Lampen, PhD, MSW
lampenma@msu.edu

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