Module Title:Professional Social Care Practice Contexts Models and Legal System
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies: • Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. • Problem Solving Exercises – students will work as part of a team to apply principles of social care practice to social care case studies and contemporary practice issues . • Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. • E-Learning – It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. • Self-Directed Independent Learning – the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: This aim of this module is to introduce learners to a variety of social care settings, the theories, concepts and frameworks underpinning practice and present learners with the legal principles that underpin social care work. The aim of this module is to provide learners with the opportunity to explore their emerging professional identity and professional presentation. It also aims to support students understand social care worker ethical and regulatory responsibilities. With cross-modular connections, the module provides opportunity to apply conceptual knowledge and skills acquired in other modules to students developing professional identity.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe the development of a variety of fields of practice (social care services) to meet the needs of others D3 15 D5 15
LO2 Discuss relevant evidence informed approaches, practice models and theoretical frameworks underpinning the skills of care-planning and needs based interventions used to create meaningful life experiences within these settings. D1 15, D2 12, D3 8 15, D5 6 11 15
LO3 Describe the role of professional judgements and decision making skills in social care work D1 19 D5 13
LO4 Understand how the Irish Legal System interplays with social care principles and practice. D1 13 14 16
LO5 Discuss specific policies and legislation relevant to a variety of social care settings and understand the code of professional conduct and ethics D1 7 13 14 16 19, D5 13
LO6 Demonstrate an awareness of communication, collaboration and inter-professional work when providing a service level response to users’ needs, including the basic principles of teaching, learning, mentoring and supervision. D1 1, D2 2 3 4 13 15 D5 18
LO7 Apply professional knowledge (intellectual, procedural, ethical) to conjectural social care work scenarios. D1 1 2 3 4 7 8 D5 1 2 3 8 9 13 14
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

9449 PRTC H1436 Professional Social Care Practice Contexts Models and Legal System
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Professional Knowledge Applied to Conjectured Practice - Workshop
Apply professional knowledge (intellectual, procedural, ethical) to conjectural social care work scenarios – case studies representing life context of service users and staff from difference areas of social care practice are presented to students, to which they problem-solve using cross-modular using policy, theory, and research, HRBA. Introduction to ethics in social care. Feedback from the student workgroup should contain reference not only to care planning and interventions, but professional responsibilities D1 5 15 19 21 D3 3 4 7 9 10 11 14 D4 1 2 3 4 6 D2 5 9 10 D5 1 2 3 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 19
Preparing for Placement
Following a session with Careers services Produce a cover letter, CV and be prepared to meet potential placement agencies with the intent of securing a year 2 placement. Complete all associated documentation. Produce documentation to support choice of preferred year two placement. D2 6 7 8
Development of Social Care Services
Diverse settings, impact of policy and legislation on the development and structure of care services as they adapt to meet the needs of others D3 15, D5 11 12 15. Use of spaces and creating a home
Principles of Social Care Practice in a Variety of Settings
Evidence informed approaches, practice models and theoretical frameworks underpinning the skills of care-planning and needs based interventions used to create meaningful life experiences within these settings. D2 12, D3 8 15, D5 6 11 12 15
Introduction to Legal Systems
Overview of Irish Legal System Sources of Law; and legislation relevant to a variety of social care settings (Assisted decision making, capacity and anti-discriminatory practice), CORU Code of Conduct and Ethics D.1 7 13 14 16
Communication
Awareness of communication, collaboration and inter-professional work in different settings, including the basic principles of teaching, learning, leadership and management, mentoring and supervision. D1 1, 10, 11 D2 2 3 4 10 13 15 D5 18
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Project70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Continuous Assessment on Legal Systems D1 7 13 14 16 19, D5 13 4,5 30.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Service Review D1 1 2 3 4 7 8 13 14 15 16 17 19 D2 2 3 4 12 13 15 D3 8 15 D5 1 2 3 6 8 9 11 13 15 18 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 70.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Independent Learning Per Semester 7.60
Tutorial 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Total Hours 250.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHPSC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Professional Social Care Practice 2 Mandatory
CW_HHSST_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies 1 Mandatory
CW_HHPSC_D Bachelor of Arts in Professional Social Care Practice 2 Mandatory