|Degree Code:||H40||Degree Name:||POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK|
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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK
|Award of Postgraduate Diploma||View Details|
Marks for all courses shall be added and the aggregate mark shall be used to award the diploma as follows:
49 and below
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4.1:The programme comprises 8 theory courses; practicum and a research project.
4.2:The programme covers one academic year consisting of 3 semesters of 15 weeks each.
4.3:A candidate may remain registered in the programme for a period of upto nine(9) semesters.
4.4:A candidate may take a minimum of 3 courses and a maximum of 4 courses per semester.
|Credit Transfers & Exemptions||View Details|
Due to the specialised and practical nature of this course, there shall be no transfer of credits except in extraordinary circumstances, in which case not more than one unit in theory course shall be transferred and on payment of the prescribed exemption fee.
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The following shall be eligible:
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6.1: Performance in each course shall be evaluated by way of continuous assessments and end of semester examinations.
6.2: Marks allocation for course work shall consist of:
(a) Continuous assessments
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK FEES STRUCTURE
1. 6 Regular course units @ 17,000.00 102,000.00
2. 1 Practical unit 34,000.00
3. 1 Project 34,000.00
TOTAL COST 170,000.00
Other University charges
Charges Per Semester
1. Registration 1,000.00
2. Library 3,000.00
3. Computer 5,000.00
4. Examination per unit 5,000.00
1. Caution money (Refundable) 5,000.00
2. Identity Card (per year) 500.00
3. Emergency medical fee (per year) 5,000.00
4. Application fee (non refundable) 3,000.00
Psychiatric social work forms a significant part of the mental health services in any community. In <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Kenya and the adjacent geographical region, the demand for psychiatric social work services outstrips the current supply. Every psychiatric service unit originated in any community requires, of necessity, a psychiatrist, a clinical psychologist, a psychiatric nurse and a psychiatric social worker. This constitutes the "psychiatric team" charged with the care of the mentally ill in such a service. The role of the psychiatric social worker in the team work is to identify, investigate and modify social factors that may precipitate, maintain or result in a relapse of a mental disorder among the serviced populations. Currently, Kenya has 50 psychiatrists both in government and private practice. Each one of these psychiatrists requires the adjuvant services of a psychiatric social worker. At present, there are only three professionally trained social workers in the country. Only two of them are in government service whereas one is in private practice. It is projected that the government demand for psychiatric social workers which is currently twenty two will grow to sixty six within the next ten years. The Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) and private sector demand shall also grow along the same lines as the government demand. The Eastern and Central Africa geographical region shall correspondingly require the services of this cadre of professionals.
The main objective of this programme is to develop competent personnel to address psychiatric social and related issues in Kenya, the surrounding geographical region and beyond.
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