The course is aimed at the preparation of qualified social workers with the following competencies, knowledge and abilities: a) a suitable knowledge of the foundations of social work; b) mastery of the methods and techniques relevant to social services; c) practical and operative competencies related to surveying and dealing with social malaise that concerns individuals, groups and communities; d) good team work abilities; e) a good ability to relate the performance of a specific service to a more general cultural, economic, and social context within the community; f) the capacity to effectively utilize, in both a written and oral form, at least one European Union language other than Italian within the specific professional context of exchanging general information; g) a suitable competence and the use of appropriate means for the communication and management of information in general as well as regarding civil rights issues; h) the ability to contextualize within a political and social framework the means of social intervention. In order to guarantee the achievement of these objectives the University of Verona has chosen to continue in the path taken in the 1950s by favouring subjects about social service in relation to other Italian issues, and by making certain that these courses will be taught by social workers with a high level of experience and competence. The same attention has been given to the teaching of law as regards the foundations of social services.
Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS)
As part of the Quality Assurance system, complete, updated and easily available information on objectives, study plan, resources used and results achieved for each degree programme is made available through the SUA-CdS - Scheda Unica Annuale del Corso di Studio (Degree programme annual factsheet). This includes an Overview and three public sections (Learning Objectives, Student Experience, Learning Outcomes) which together provide a wide range of information about each degree programme. The SUA-CdS also contains an administrative section (Administration and Quality Management) that is for internal use only.
The Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS), which is currently available only in Italian, is a valuable tool that can be used by the University to design, implement and reorganise, as well as to evaluate, each degree programme. However, the SUA-CdS factsheet is also useful for students, to help them choose the right programme of study.