Honours Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: TA_HSASC_B
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:Yes
Programme Credits:240
Language of Instruction:English
CAO Code:
  1. TA025

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Critically analyse and apply theories, concepts and frameworks to social care practice
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Demonstrate specialized knowledge relating to legislation, policies, social systems, social structures and their impact on social care provision and practice.
 (b)Critically examine the legal, ethical and practice bounds of the social care worker and demonstrate a critical knowledge of professional social care practice
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Demonstrate mastery across a range of methodologies, tools and approaches within social care practice
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse and solve problems arising in social care settings, while drawing on evidence informed models of practice
 (b)Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with service users and engage in an empathetic, non-judgemental manner which seeks to understand the reality of their (lived or life) experience
 (c)Demonstrate proficient record keeping skills in line with legal and ethical frameworks
 (d)Evaluate approaches, theories and concepts relating to management, supervision, supporting staff, leading change and delivering quality services
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Conduct complex needs assessment and demonstrate an ability to plan and design appropriate responses to said needs
 (b)Demonstrate an ability to operate in inter-professional contexts and contribute to professional decision making
 (c)Engage in research activities with appropriate supervision and conduct research in a social care setting
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Communicate effectively within an inter-professional context with an ability to articulate valid points of view and justification of decision-making.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Engage in critical reflection and adapt practice accordingly
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Adopt a worldview that takes account of social justice, human rights and the impact of oppression and inequality on individuals and communities

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PSYC H1001 Introduction to Psychology for Social Care
SCIE H1001 Introduction to Society and Social Care
DISA H1003 Understanding Disability
SOCA H1002 Applied Social Care 1
SOCA H1001 Creative Approaches to Social Care Work
CSKD H1000 Critical Skills Development

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
RELA H1001 Managing Relationships in Social Care
CHLD H2001 Childhood Growth & Development
COMM H1030 Communicating for Social Care
SOCA H1003 Applied Social Care 2
LEGA H2001 Legal Studies 1
PRPR H2002 Professional Practice 1

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PLAC H1010 Practice Placement 1

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
SCIE H3001 Society Mental, Emotional and Cognitive Health
SCIE H2002 Society and Social Care
PRPR H3002 Professional Practice 2
PPLE H2002 Working with people across the lifespan
HLTH H2002 Health and Well-Being in Social Care
SOPO H2002 Social Policy in Practice

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
GPWK H3001 Creative Group Work & Facilitation Skills.
PRPR H4001 Professional Practice 3
MNGT H4020 Management and Supervision in Social Care
BEHV H3010 Understanding Behaviours that Challenge
REMT H4002 Introduction to Research Methods
LEGA H3001 Legal Studies 2

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PLAC H2010 Practice Placement 2

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
REMT H4003 Advanced Research Methods
LEAD H4001 Leadership and Organisational Change in Social Care
CULT H4003 Equality, Cultural Diversity and Intercultural competencies
TRRS H4001 Trauma and Resilience in Social Care Work
CMST H4001 Community Studies
ADST H4001 Addiction and Substance Misuse

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
RESP H4001 Research Project
CHLD H4001 Supporting children and families in Social Care
CNSL H4002 Counselling Skills in a Social Care Setting
YUTH H4001 Contemporary issues in Youth work
Module Code Module Title
STRA H4005 Strategy and Governance in Social Care Organisations
ARTM H4001 Facilitating Arts in Social Care Work