Module Title:Advanced Social Care Practice 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures: class / on-line discussion , In / out of class group work Formative feedback Case studies In / out of class reflection
Module Aim: The aim of this subject is to develop students’ critical evaluation of emerging and evidence based assessments, models of practice, interventions and process work in social care settings
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Students will develop an understanding of the Philosophy of Care in Social Care practice, D1:12, D2: 3,9,12,16,17. D3:1,4,6,10. D5, 3,6,7,14.
LO2 Evaluate Practice Contexts and their Application D1:12, D2: 3,9,12,16,17. D3:1,4,6,10. D5, 3,6,7.
LO3 Critically evaluate social care processes to include assessment and interdisciplinary practice, Personal Effectiveness, and Advocacy D1:12, D2: 3,9,12,16,17. D3:1,4,6,10. D5, 3,6,7.
LO4 Use the principle of evidence-informed practice to critically appraise interventions for service users presenting with complex needs such as trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) their implication on mental health, and other behavioral issues facing service users.D1:12, D2: 3,9,12,16,17. D3:1,4,6,10. D5, 3,6,7.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Philosophy of Care in Social Care Practice.
Models of Intervention. D1,1,2, 6, D2,3,9, D5,9, 14. Students will evaluate key social care theories and models, eg Strengths based and solution focused approaches, Feminist Care Scholarship, Ethics of Care, Systems theory and ecological approach, Crisis Intervention, Task centered Intervention, Motivational Interviewing.
Practice Contexts and Their Application.
Practice Contexts and their Application. D1: 1,5,15,D2: 1,3,15 D3:1,2,10, D4:4 D5:1,2, Students will examine Generic issues in Practice contexts e.g., working with vulnerable children and young people, Skills of working with individuals with substance abuse issues, and those who commit offences using evidence based knowledge and emerging assessment models of treatment and interventions in social care settings.
Assessment, Personal Effectiveness and Inter professional Practice
Social Care Processes, Assessment, Personal Effectiveness and Interprofessional practice. D1: 1,5,15,17,19,21,22,23 D2: 1,3,12,13,15 D3:1,2,3,4,5,6,8,10,15 D4:4 D5:1,2,6,7,13 Apply evidence based and emerging assessment, models of treatment and interventions in social care settings, time management, stress management, Using supervision and Continuous Professional Development
Responding to Complex Needs.
Responding to complex needs D1: 1,2, D2:17, D3:1,2, D5:3,6,10, includes the intervention needs of those with complex issues - i.e. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), perpetrators of intimate partner abuse, , challenging behaviours, chronic mental health
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Case Studies Assessment 100% Written Assessment project on an intervention based on selecting an appropriate theoretical basis, a model of intervention that evidence informed practice and a description of methods D1: 1,5, D2: 1,3, D3:1,2,3,D4:4 D5:1, 1,2,3,4 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 6.73
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHPSC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Professional Social Care Practice 7 Mandatory