SPRb1140 Asessment

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Pavel Navrátil, Ph.D. (lecturer), Mgr. Miloš Votoupal, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Pavel Navrátil, Ph.D.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
each odd Monday 14:00–17:40 P24
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! SPP140 Asessment
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 9 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/9, only registered: 0/9
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main objective of the course is:
- to introduce the assessment process as a very important theme in social work;
- to analyse process of living situation in the context of teoretical perspectives.
- to understand theories, terms, concepts of the assessment;
- to be able to adopt theories in the assessment of the living situation;
- to be able to to select appropriate theories in the assessment;
- to be accountable in the process of the assessment and in the intervention
Learning outcomes
The student after compleating the course will be able to:
- describe theories, terms, concepts in the assessment area;
- to choose a reasonable theoretical concept of assessment (one or more);
- to justify the interpretation and the basis for intervention;
- make an assessment of the client's life situation;
- group work;
  • Introduction into assessment
  • The assessment and basic problems
  • Presentation of the clients living situation (film on the adoption of the children from minority group)
  • Choice of an appropriate theory/theories in the assessment
  • System approach
  • Psychodynamic approach
  • Behavioural approach
  • Task centred approach
  • Problem solving approach
  • Reflexion
  • Presentation of the students work
    required literature
  • NAVRÁTILOVÁ, Jitka. Proces posouzení životní situace jako zdroj ohrožení dítěte (faktory ovlivňující posouzení ohrožených dětí) (The Assessment Process as a Risk for Children in Need (Factors Affecting the Assessment of Children in Need)). Časopis sociální práce|Sociálna práca. Brno: ASVSP, 2011, 2/2011, No 2, p. 40-55. ISSN 1213-6204. info
  • NAVRÁTIL, Pavel. Posouzení v sociální práci (Assessment in the Social Work). In Reflexivita v posuzování životní situace klientek a klientů sociální práce (květen 2010. 1st ed. Univerzita Hradec Králové: Gaudeamus, 2010. p. 9-23. Recenzované monografie. ISBN 978-80-7435-038-2. Obsah monografie info
  • MILNER, Judith and Patrick O'BYRNE. Assessment in social work. Edited by Jo. Campling. Houndmills: Palgrave, 1998. ix, 206 s. ISBN 0-333-65919-8. info
    recommended literature
  • KIRST-ASHMAN, Karen Kay and Grafton H. HULL. Generalist practice with organizations & communities. 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2009. xvii, 587. ISBN 9780495507154. info
  • HOLLAND, Sally. Child and family assessment in social work practice. 1st pub. London: SAGE Publications, 2004. 176 s. ISBN 076194902X. info
  • THOMLISON, Barbara. Family assessment handbook :an introductory practice guide to family assessment and intervention. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 2002. xvi, 174 s. ISBN 0-534-36598-1. info
  • TAYLOR, Brian J. and Toni DEVINE. Assessing needs and planning care in social work. Brookfield, Vt., USA :.: Arena, 1993. xv, 125. ISBN 1857421442. info
Teaching methods
- lectures
- class discussion
- group projects
- role playing
- reading
Assessment methods
Final group project an its presentation (max 100 points, min. 65%)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2019, recent)
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