Second cycle degree in

Innovation and social work

Class: LM-87 - Social services and policies

Class LM-87 - Social services and policies
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator CHIARA PATTARO
Access Open access with admission requirements

Next Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2021/22:

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2020-2 February 2021
  • 2nd Call: 2 March-2 May 2021(non-EU)/2 June (EU)

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At the heart of this course is the study of social innovation, not only in its theoretical and practical aspects related to social policies and the programming and management of services, but also in its training of key emerging issues and problems such as social impact assessment, restorative justice, personalization, and enablement through social services. The course emphasizes an international approach that will prepare students for the profession of specialized social worker, after passing the State Exam, but which will also allow them to fulfil the tasks needed at managerial levels and through the evaluation of social policies and services needed to operate various public and private organizations.

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Characteristics and objectives
The MA Program prepares students to become social workers, more particularly training people to pursue peak positions in social service and policy planning and management. The Program?s essential focus is on social innovation in its various theoretical and practical aspects, and in the major operative domains. The aim is to train social workers as active role players in innovative social policy settings. This central focus involves providing advanced knowledge and building the capacity for good working practice in key sectors such as social policy, service planning and management, as well as on emergent social problems and trends, which are going to be crucial in the new landscape of welfare societies. For example, strong emphasis is placed upon such issues as social impact assessment, restorative justice, personalization and enablement through social services. It is also important to get to know European experiences. Thus, the Program emphasizes an international approach to issues and disciplines.

Occupational opportunities
The primary goal is to become a specialized social worker ? after passing the required State exam.
The Program also offers valid training for other professional figures in the field of planning, managing and evaluating social policy and social services at various territorial levels ? e.g. on the Regional and loca-municipal level ? and in multiple organizational settings, in the public, private, and non profit sector.

  Teaching list

1st Year ANALYSIS OF CONFLICTS, FORMS OF JUSTICE AND RESTORATIVE PRACTICES INNOVATIVE MODELS FOR SOCIAL INTERVENTION IN HEALTH SYSTEMS AND PALLIATIVE CARE PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS STATISTICS FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIAL-DEMOGRAPHIC PHENOMENA DYNAMICS IN COMMUNICATION NETWORK ANALYSIS AND SOCIO-CULTURAL INNOVATION IN SOCIAL SERVICES ETHNOGRAPHY AND COMMUNITY ANALYSIS ANALYSIS OF SOCIO-CULTURAL CHANGE CULTURE AND DESIGN IN SOCIAL SERVICES SOCIOLOGY OF TERRITORIES INNOVATION AND SOCIAL POLICIES 2nd Year LABORATORY TRANSFORMATIONS OF WELFARE STATES AND SOCIAL RIGHTS ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP