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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Silva Rupaine
Study type:Part time, Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Social Welfare and Social Work
Branch of science:Sociology; Social Politics and Organisation of Social Work


To promote students' understanding and encourage initiative to understand and implement evidence-based practice in social work.


According to the study program.

Learning outcomes


The essence of the evidence-based practices and types: (Evidence-based practice (EBP) and Evidence-based social work (EBSW)); ways of obtaining and searching for information; evidence as a tool for social work practice, research tools for finding out the problem, identifying evidence, as well as measuring the effectiveness of practice; the nature of critical thinking and opportunities for promotion; on the tools to be used in social work practice and the ways of their use.


Find materials in both public search engines and evidence-based reports in various international journals; skills to use online databases; apply critical evaluation to the information found; critical thinking, decision making skills; inclusion of the results of binding research or other binding information in the research report, correctly referring to the sources used; improvement of skills to select possible applicable social work tools for problem finding, identification of evidence, as well as measurement of practice effectiveness.


Use evidence-based information resources, evaluate the reliability and usefulness of the information found, its relevance to the topic and the specific situation in practice; to handle the tools of evidence-based social work practice in social work practice – search for solutions to a social case using research data, decision-making using research data; motivation to further deepen the understanding of evidence-based practice in the practical social work field.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Social work, SD3Bachelor’sRequiredDaiga Šļahota, Silva Rupaine, Daniel Markovič
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Social work, SDN4Bachelor’sRequiredSilva Rupaine, Daiga Šļahota