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SWK 4513H – Knowledge Building in Social Work - Required

With the growing emphasis on evidence-based social work practice, gerontological social work practitioners need reliable and unbiased summaries of the effectiveness of a wide range of therapeutic and policy interventions. In contrast to more traditional literature reviews, systematic reviews follow a rigorous scientific methodology to minimize bias in article selection and in the interpretation of findings. The major purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills to develop a systematic literature review of the effectiveness of a social work intervention with an older population. This class builds on the skills learned in SWK 4510H. The systematic reviews will be conducted in groups.