Module Title:Global Issues for Social Care Practice
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures; discussion and debate based on assigned readings; case studies; use of media; podcasts, guest lectures and workshops from relevant organisation working within this area; international speakers, online international webinars and conferences, documentaries and reflective journals.
Module Aim: The learner will explore social issues that social care workers may be exposed to within practice such as working with individuals who may have experienced or witnessed, forced migration, human trafficking, slavery, rape, torture, war, genocide etc. It will provide the learner with opportunities to critically reflect on the effect globalization is having on social care practice, namely how it is changing service delivery and altering how we work within a globalized world and culturally diverse society. The learner will also examine the role of international organisations and NGO’S in highlighting and advocating for human rights issues both nationally and internationally.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Appraise the global economic, structural, and geo-political power structures across the globe. D1( P8, P22, P23) D5( P1, P2,P3,P6, P15)
LO2 Evaluate the political, cultural, social, and economic factors which impact on individuals and groups both nationally and internationally. D1( P8, P22, P23) D5( P1, P2,P3,P6, P15)
LO3 Critically examine international and national debate around migration and migration policy. D1( P8, P22, P23) D5( P1, P2,P3,P6, P15)
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

8834 SOCG C1402 Introduction to Sociology for Social Care Practice
9869 SOCG C2403 Sociological Perspectives on Contemporary Social Care Policy and Practice
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Globalization and Global Inequality
Factors contributing to globalization, contesting globalization and the impact of globalization on power structures and the nation state. Global Inequality - the role of the WHO, UN, World Bank etc. Inequality - access to resources, global markets, and unequal life chances. Theories of Development – development and underdevelopment. Debt Relief and financial aid. D1( P8, P22, P23) D5( P1, P2,P3,P6, P15)
Political, Government and Social Movements
Power, authoritarianism and democracy. Social movements, social justice, advocacy, activism and social change. D1( P8, P22, P23) D5( P1, P2,P3,P6, P15)
Nations, War and Terrorism
Nations and nationalism. Human conflict, war and genocide. Terrorism, fundamentalism and extremisms.D1( P8, P22, P23) D5( P1, P2,P3,P6, P15)
International and national response to Migration
Migration - economic migration, forced migration, displacement, human trafficking, refugees and asylum seekers. International discourse on migration, international responses, European policy and national policy with particular reference to the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland. (D1- P8, P22, P23) (D5- P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P14, P15).
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Portfolio Students will be required to keep a learning portfolio over a six week period and provide a weekly reflection or summary on classroom and independent learning activities. D1( P8, P22, P23) D5( P1, P2,P3,P6, P15) 1,2 50.00 Week 7
Essay This essay will critically examine international migration, national debates regarding migration and migration policies and appraise their impact on the lives of refugees and asylum seekers .D1( P8, P22, P23) D5( P1, P2,P3,P6, P15 3 50.00 Week 15
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
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