Increasing Welfare through Evaluation and Quality Assurance
In the field of welfare services, we will work with the conditions for democratic and transparent public services through evaluation and quality assurance.
The late modern society demands for specific types of documentation in Social Work, entails a risk that there is increased focus on the immediately measurable and not the citizen’s subjective experiences and own solutions.
This can create an imbalance between needs and the solutions. How can administrators and social workers participate in the policy objectives and framework within existing budgets, while creating a space for improvement of the professional actions.
Focus is on evaluation, documentation, and quality assurance of public services. Different methods of project work, innovation and social entrepreneurship plays an important role in the module and theories and methods of documentation, evaluation and quality assurance are included.
The module also includes an approach to a practical collective analysis of forms of knowledge that can ensure that both the measurable and the citizens subjective experience can enter into the enactment of welfare in a way that is both sensitive to the specific context and sensitive to the different features of welfare enactment that are the same across contexts.
We will work together with professionals on examples / cases – national, cross-national or international – and together find or develop strategies for social work / public services.
The 10 weeks’ programme is based on teamwork where students work in groups on a written assignment / pursuant to which examinations are held as a group examination.
Target Group of Students
The module is designed for students who want to study and work with public services for groups such as different minority-groups. But it is possible to work with other subjects as long as it is useful and inspiriting in society of the day. The course is offered jointly by both the Department of Social Work and the Department of Public Administration in Odense, Denmark.
The module is closely connected to module “Increasing welfare through users’ involvement” but it is possible to participate in only one of these modules taught in English. Increasing welfare is an interdisciplinary module in cooperation with the Social Work programme.
- Central paradigms and theories in public administration and social Work
- Concepts and standards for documentation and the assessment of quality standards
- Methods for evaluation, development and innovation
- Identify, describe and delimit needs for development of social work programmes
- Seek and use relevant knowledge based on experience and research
- Analyzing and assessing problems and potentials for innovation in an individual, organizational and societal perspective
- Planning and implementing processes and initiatives promoting entrepreneurship
- Participating in inter-disciplinary cooperation and Networks
- Acting in an innovative field connecting citizens, public administration and politicians
- Contributing to processes and initiatives furthering entrepreneurship
- Cooperate in the creation of independent enterprises based an a business plan
Application Deadlines for the Spring Semester 2016
(1 February 2016 – 14 April 2016 – 10 weeks)
The deadline is 1 November.
We are not able to make exceptions to this deadline, as we cannot influence the visa application process which all non-EU citizens must complete.
The deadline has now passed and it is not possible to apply any longer.
Housing, Insurance, Health Care, Visas and much more
You can find a wealth of practical information for exchange students at University College Lillebaelt on this website in the section Practical Information.
We can help you with an offer of housing, information about insurance you may need, hereby how you can secure health care for yourself in Denmark, and for non-EU citizens we have information about how to get started with your Residence Permit application.
Tuition and Fees – only for students outside the EU
The total tuition and fees for the course will be approximately EUR 1,830. This amount covers all tuition and fees, but does not include books and other materials, which you will need to pay for during your stay.
The tuition fee also does not cover the residence permit application fee, which you will need to pay to the Danish Immigration Services and to the Representation where you apply for the permit.
Students outside the EU, who require a student residence permit must pay the full amount before applying for the student permit.
If you are a non-EU/EEA or Switzerland citizen, you can apply for a scholarship to cover tuition fee and living expenses. Click here for more information.
Plese contact either
Ms. Birgitte Wraae, firstname.lastname@example.org from the Department of Public Administration