The Department of Social Work at DMI University, Zambia was established in 2008 with the aim of “educating students to understand the diversity of communities, to advocate for marginalized populations, and to respond to human needs, social justice and human rights issues with dedication, depth of knowledge, and ethically sound practice skills in order to fulfill the profession’s goals of a just society for all”.

The department of Social Work strives to instill this aim to its students, by fostering their intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth so that they are committed and prepared to live a life that is dedicated to service to others. This aim is articulated at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral program levels offered in the department.

At the bachelor level, the department of Social Work prepares students for generalist social work practice. The aim of the BSW program is to prepare students for entrance into the social work profession as beginning level generalists in social work practice in a variety of settings such as Community development, Human Resource Management and Medical and Psychiatric.

At the Master’s level, the department of Social Work prepares students for leadership roles in a wide range of settings. MSW graduates are prepared for both community / clinical practice with individuals, families and small groups or for organizational and community leadership and development.

At the Doctoral level, the department of Social Work prepares social advocacy planner / clinical social workers through scholarly practice for leadership roles in the research, academic and practice communities. The School of Social Work also offers post-master’s certificate / diploma programs that are designed to provide expertise in particular areas of specialization and for professional continuing education.

The Outreach programme is one of key component in social work curriculum at all levels. The students of undergraduate programme spend 6 weeks for Concurrent Field work (CFW) and 8 weeks for Industrial Practical trainings (IPTR). The master students spend 4 weeks for CFW and a semester for project work. As part of the outreach programme, the students concentrate on the selected themes such as Health and Sanitation, Women Empowerment, Need of Elderly andphysically challenged, Participation of Children & Youth, Environment & Agriculture and Community Development.

COURSES

Bachelor of Social Work in Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Social Work in Medical and Psychiatry

Bachelor of Social Work in Community Development

Master of Social Work in Human Resource Management

Master of Social Work in Medical and Psychiatry

Master of Social Work in Community Development