Short Title:Professional Practice 3
Full Title:Professional Practice 3
Module Code:PROP H3001
 
Credits: 6
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DAVID IRWIN
Module Author:ANNE-MARIE SHIER
Module Description:• To reflect on the issue of professional practice and identity • To reflect on ‘best’ practice • To reflect on how these issues were addressed during Practicum (year 2) • To identify and assess skills developed on Practicum (year 2) • To identify areas for improvement based on experience of Practicum (year 2) • To identify new learning objectives for Practicum (year 3) • To review issues regarding health and safety of children, child protection and child abuse
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the key professional issues for social care practitioners
LO2 Advocate for best practice in the professional environment
LO3 Review and evaluate learning points from Practicum (year 2)
LO4 Identify ‘best practice’ approaches for Child Protection.
LO5 Understand the importance of exploring 'self' and how this contributes to their personal and professional development
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
The Need to Explore ‘Self’ Assessed.
Understanding ‘self’. Projecting ‘self’ in practice. The limitations of ‘self’ in practice. The reflective practitioner. Being reflective but non-threatening. Self-development. Multi-disciplinary working. The vocational worker. The professional practitioner. Use of self in social care practice.
20.00%
Professional Practice
Family Welfare Conferencing Empirically tested practice. ‘Best’ practice assessed.
15.00%
Child Protection Issues
What can we learn from the Child Abuse Inquiries? Risk factors and assessment with other professionals, Preparation for the Child Protection Case Conference, The importance of Reviews.
20.00%
Practice Issues and Residential Care
Philosophy of care, Fostering accountability and responsibility in the care system, Support for the social care practitioner-supervision, induction and training.
10.00%
Assessment Tools
Understanding assessment frameworks/ tools and theory supporting use of same. Writing assessment reports and creating interventions using problem based learning.
20.00%
Multi-cultural Perspectives and Social Care Practice
Theoretical models and the critique of these in relation to working with people from other culture, How does the worker position themselves in consultations with people from other cultures? Challenging prejudices and structural inequalities as a social care practitioner, Embracing ideas of Social Justice-Irish and International Models.
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment n/a   50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 7.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs 2011, Children First: National Guidelines for the protection and welfare of children, Government Publications Dublin
  • 2000, Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families, Stationery Office London [ISBN: 0 11 322310 2]
  • Perry Share and Kevin Lalor (eds) 2009, Applied Social Care, Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 0717143764]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Parsloe P 1999, Risk Assessment in Social Care and Social Work, Jesssica Kingsley
  • Charleton M 2007, Ethics for Social Care in Ireland: Philosophy and Practice, Gill & MacMillan
  • O’Connor T & Murphy M 2006, Social Care in Ireland: Theory, Policy & Practice, CIT Press
  • Bateman N 2000, Advocacy Skills for health and Social Care professionals, Jessica Kingsley
  • Daly F 2005, Lives in Foster Care: the educational and social support experiences of young people aged 13 to 14, Children’s Research Centre
  • H. Ferguson & M. O’Reilly 2001, Keeping Children Safe, A&A Farmar Dublin
  • P. Kelleher, P. Kelleher & M. Corbett 2000, Left Out on their Own, Oak Tree Dublin
  • R. Torode, T. Walsh & M. Woods 2001, Working with Refugees and Asylum-seekers, Trinity College Dublin
  • O. Keenan 1996, Kelly: A child is Dead, Interim Report of the Joint Committee of the family, Government Publications Dublin
  • C. Mc Guinness 1993, Report of the Kilkenny Incest Investigation, Stationary Office Dublin
  • G. Kelly & Gilligan, R (eds) 2002, Issues in Foster Care, Jessica Kingsley London
  • V. Fahlberg 1991, A Child’s Journey through Placement, BAAF London
  • Office of the Attorney General 1995, Child Care (Placement of Children in Foster Care) Regulations
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • M. Wilson 2000, n/a, Irish Journal of Social Work Research, Volume 2 (2)
  • D. Browne, Dr. Taylor, M. Professor & M. Maloney 2000, Irish Journal of Social Work Research, Volume 2 (1)
Other Resources
  • Report: Dept. of Health & Children 2001, Report of the Working Group on Foster Care. Foster Care-A Child Centred Partnership, Stationary Office, Dublin
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSOCA_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Care Practice 6 Mandatory