Short Title:Man Social Care Environment
Full Title:Man Social Care Environment
Module Code:SOCA H4001
Credits: 6
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:DAVID IRWIN
Module Description:• To thoroughly familiarise the student with the concepts of management and supervision theories and their application in practice. • To develop in the student an awareness of the many factors which influence the effective management of a caring environment. • To develop the student’s confidence and faculties of analysis and judgement. • To prepare students for the role of management in social care.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate management issues particular to child and youth care/social care
LO2 Apply principles of best practice in the facilities management of child, youth care and social care practice environments in terms of risk assessment
LO3 Determine effective human resource management strategies for employees in social care environments in terms of planning and management styles.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A project dealing with issues associated with the application of learning and management theory of people interaction in social care settings. 1,2,3 30.00 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 70.00 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 3.00 Every Week 3.00
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
  • Argyle, M, Koontz, H & Weihrich, K, The Social Psychology of Work Management, Latest edition Ed., Penguin UK McGraw-Hill
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Garfat, T & Fewster, G, Malaspina University 2001, n/a, Journal of Child and Youth Care, 15(2), (Special volume on supervision)
  • Mann-Feder, V., University of Wisconsin 2002, n/a, Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 17 (Special volume on certification competencies)
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