Short Title:Practicum 1
Full Title:Practicum 1
Module Code:PRAC H2002
Credits: 30
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:DAVID IRWIN
Module Description:To enable student to develop personally as a reflective practitioner by applying the theories and concepts learned in the classroom to the Social Care work environment. To create a safe learning environment before, during and after placement for the student to examine his/her strengths and weaknesses, to assess how his/her values, beliefs, and practices may impace upon clients.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply Social Care theory to practice
LO2 Practice various Social Care skills acquired in previous modules while under supervision on placement
LO3 Formulate the criteria for the student’s own preferred area of practice
LO4 Experience the day-to-day role of a Social Carer first hand
LO5 Identify and explore issues relating to personal effectiveness and development.
LO6 Develop the team-working capabilities of each student
LO7 Classify the key components of record keeping system within the learner-diary.
LO8 Allow the student to witness the needs and rights of the various client groups

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Students undertake practicum for a full semester in a designated centre. Each student will complete a reflective on-line journal. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 100.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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
Placement No Description 35.00 Every Week 35.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 35.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Knapman J & Morrison T 1998, Making the most of supervision in health and social care, Pavillion
  • Byrne L 2000, Practice placement In Social Care Education, Cork IT
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSOCA_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Care Practice 4 Mandatory