Faculty of Psychology and Social Work and Nursing Education
Head of the Department
Tel. +7 343 214-86-75
Achievements. The university implements the regional medical and social project on early diagnosis and prevention of visible malignancies in elderly people staying at social service institutions in the Sverdlovsk Region.
Teaching staff. 100% of teachers have academic degrees. Over 12% are Doctors of Sciences. Leading scientists from Kazakhstan are engaged in the teaching process.
Facilities and resources. The faculty applies synchronous and/or asynchronous E-learning technologies: in addition to their classroom studies during exams, students take classes in the virtual campus between exams. A specialized computer classroom is equipped with 15 laptops for students and a teacher, a flipbox (multifunctional display) and an overhead projector. Every student is authorized to use E-learning resources of the Social Work program. The department classrooms are located, in particular, at rehabilitation centers in the Sverdlovsk Region.
Research. Teachers participate in international congresses and conferences, study current issues in history and theory of social and medical social work, issues of standardization and quality evaluation of social services in the Sverdlovsk Region, organize advanced training courses (inclusive education, communication skills, IT).
Education. Teachers use project and research methods of teaching, distance learning technologies.
Strategic partners. Research is conducted to benefit the social service in cooperation with the institutions and universities in the Urals region, the Ministry of Social Policy of the Sverdlovsk Region.
Competitive advantages. The program allows graduates to expand their professional activities by guiding them, in particular, to the regional social service. Social caring professions are professions of the future. Graduates deliver medical and social care to vulnerable people; provide psychosocial consulting services; work with different types of patients; take part in developing medical and social projects and evaluating the quality of medical and social services.
Graduates can continue their studies by pursuing a Master's degree in Public Health.
Assistance and support for international students and teachers. USMU participates in international cooperation programs, accepts students and PhD students for study placements and internships.
The information for international applicants is available at www.usma.ru/en.
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