Short Title:Professional Practice 4
Full Title:Professional Practice 4
Module Code:PROP H4001
Credits: 6
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:Reflection on the placement experience and awareness of strengths/weaknesses. Review and evaluate learning points from Practicum 2. Advocacy. Managing and Resolving Conflict. Bereavement and Loss. Suicide. Systems Theory and Family Therapy Perspectives. Domestic Violence.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Review and evaluate learning points from Practicum 2
LO2 Identify the key professional concerns for social care workers.
LO3 Describe the key features of contemporary social theory in family work.
LO4 Demonstrate an understanding of Grief and Loss Theories
LO5 Demonstrate an understanding of suicide and suicide prevention
LO6 Understand and implement advocacy strategies so that they can provide advocacy support to the clients they work with in social care settings.
LO7 Demonstrate knowledge of theory and practice of conflict management and resolution
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) %
Contributing to Social Care/Child and Youth Care Discourse
Examining publishing in the field. Writing for a specific audience. Networking with inter-disciplinary colleagues.
Systems theory and Family Therapy Perspectives
An introduction to systems theory. Main concepts of systems theory. Some practical ideas on application of this theory to practice. Domestic Violence
Understand and implement advocacy strategies so that they can provide advocacy support to the clients they work with in social care settings.
Grief and Loss
Key Grief and Loss Theories and application of grief and loss theories to social care practice
Conflict Management and Resolution
Develop skills in empathetic listening for conflict situations, assertion for conflict situations, and conflict resolution and management skills.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
No Course Work
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,4,5,6,7 50.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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
Tutorial No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 11.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 7.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

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
  • Fewster, G. & Garfat, T. 2002, Journal of Child and Youth Care, Malaspina University
  • Mann-Feder, V. 2002, Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, University of Wisconsin
  • E. Jones 1993, Family Systems Theory, John Wiley London
  • M. White & D. Epston 1990, Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends, W&W Norton New York
  • V. Burr 1995, An Introduction to Social Constructionism, Routledge London
  • C. Smith & D. Nylund (eds) 1997, Narrative Therapies with Children and Adolescents, Guilford London
  • K. Mc Keown & J. Sweeney 2001, Family well-being and family policy-a review of research on benefits and costs, Dept. of Health & Children Dublin
  • K. Mc Keown 2000, A guide to what works in family support services for vulnerable families, Dept. of Health & Children Dublin
  • NCH Project 2001, Creating a Safe Place, Jessica Kingsley London
  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler 2005, On grief and grieving, Simon and Schuster London [ISBN: 0743263448]
  • Pauline Boss 1999, Ambiguous loss, Harvard University Press Cambridge, Mass. [ISBN: 0674003810]
  • Elisabeth K?ubler-Ross 1997, On death and dying, Touchstone New York [ISBN: 0684839385]
  • Robert Bolton 1986, People skills, Simon & Schuster New York [ISBN: 978-0671622480]
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • D. Saleebey 2000, n/a, Irish Social Worker, Volume 18(1)
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