Short Title:Contemporary Approaches to Managing Challenging Behaviour
Full Title:Contemporary Approaches to Managing Challenging Behaviour
Module Code:BEHV H4004
Credits: 6
Field of Study:Social and behavioural Sciences
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The purpose of the module is to provide the participant with the necessary knowledge, skills and identified values to enable effective, human rights based responses to challenging behaviour. The module will demonstrate the importance of individualised coping mechanisms, self-development, holistic life planning, control in life choices, staff values and attitudes, equity in the balance of relationship power and non-aversive low arousal strategies as all essential elements in reducing the frequency and intensity of incidents of challenge.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the appropriate values, beliefs and attitudes required for supporting people that challenge
LO2 Identify the implications of power equity in developing supportive and professional client relationships
LO3 Demonstrate an appropriate level of self-awareness and self-regulation by employing best practice techniques
LO4 Carry out a functional analysis
LO5 Developed an understanding of the philosophy of low arousal
LO6 Clearly identify what constitutes restrictive practices and the role of human rights based approaches in monitoring, reducing and eliminating such practises
LO7 Complete a holistic life support plan
LO8 Examine the role of the social care practitioner in a multi-disciplinary approach to responding to the needs of an individual with challenging behaviour

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students will be required to complete a project based on seminars delivered by service suppliers and service users in this area. 4,6,7,8 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 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 50.00 End-of-Semester

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
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Seminars No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Andrew McDonnell, 2010, Managing Aggressive Behaviour in Care Settings, Wiley and Sons Ltd London [ISBN: 0470512318]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Robert B. Cialdini 2001, Influence: Science and Practice, Allyn and Bacon Boston [ISBN: 0321011473]
  • Anne M. Donnellan... [et al.] 1988, Progress without punishment, Teachers College Press New York [ISBN: 0807729116]
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Bartunek, J.M. 2001, Why Did You Do That? Attribution Theory in Organisations
  • French, P., Chan, J., & Carracher, R. 2010, Realizing Human Rights in Clinical Practice and Service Delivery to persons with Cognitive Impairment who Engage in Behaviours of Concern, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Vol. 17, No. 2
  • Nunno, M.A., Holden, J.M., & Tollar, A. 2005, Learning from Tragedy: A Survey of Child and Adolescent Restraint Fatalities., Pergamon Child Abuse & Neglect
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 8 Mandatory