Short Title:Applied Social Care
Full Title:Applied Social Care
Module Code:SOCA H1002
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Social and behavioural Sciences
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DAVID IRWIN
Module Author:DAVID IRWIN
Module Description:- To provide students with an understanding of the historical framework and evolving roles/identity of the social care practitioner. - To identify key themes in research and the work of a social care practitioner
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the skills set of the social care practitioner.
LO2 Explain the evolution of social care in Ireland
LO3 Explain the political role of the Social Care Practitioner as an advocate on behalf of their client.
LO4 Identify best practice in accordance with Children First and other relevant documentation and legislation
LO5 Describe the key service providers and client groups
LO6 Identify key themes in working with children and young people
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) %
History of Social Care/Child and Youth Care
An examination of the history of child care and social care in Ireland. An examination of the history of child care and social care in Europe and North America. An overview of service provision and social care practice. Role within these services.
20.00%
The Social Care/Child and Youth Care Practitioner
What social care/child and youth care is and is not. Areas of work. Responsibilities of the social care/child and youth care student.
20.00%
Service providers and client groups
Identify where social care practitioners work and who they work with
20.00%
The Special Nature of Working with Children and Young People
A Risk versus Resiliency Perspective. Solution Based Approaches. Involving children and young people in designing their own care programmes. Evaluating work with approaches with children and young people. Ethics in working with children and young people. Children First. Life Story Book Work.
20.00%
Children in Care and Aftercare
Residential Care, Foster Care and Aftercare
20.00%
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 Essay 4,5,6 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 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 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
  • Share, P. & Lalor K. 2009, Applied Social Care, 2nd Ed. Ed., Gill and Mac Millan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717143764]
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs 2011, Children First, Government Publications Dublin
  • Department of Health and Children 2001, National standards for children's residential centres, Stationery Office Dublin [ISBN: 0 7076 9257 1]
  • Department of Health and Children 2003, National standards for foster care, Stationery Office Dublin [ISBN: 0-7557-1575-6]
  • Tony Ryan, Rodger Walker,, Life Story Work [ISBN: 9781905664023]
  • Shaila Shah, Hedi Argent,, Life Story Work - What It Is and What It Means: A Guide for Children and Young People [ISBN: 1903699894]
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
  • Dept of Health 1999, Children First: National Guidelines for the protection and welfare of children., Department of Health Dublin.
  • Skehill, C. 1999, The Nature of Social Work in Ireland, Edwin Mellen Press
  • Ferguson, H & O’Reilly, M 2001, Keeping Children Safe, A&A Farmar Dublin
  • Kelleher, P, Kelleher, C & Corbett, M. 2000, Left Out on their Own, Oak Tree Dublin
  • Payne, M. 1986, Social Care in the Community, MacMillan
  • Allot, M., & Robb, M. 1998, Understanding Health and Social Care, Sage
  • McGuinness, C. 1993, Report of the Kilkenny Incest Investigation, Stationary Office. Dublin
  • Torode, R, Walsh, T and Woods, M. 2001, Working with Refugees and Asylum-Seekers, Trinity College Dublin
  • Tom; Murphy, Mike O'Connor, 2006, Social Care In Ireland, Cit Press Cork [ISBN: 0954573641]
  • Dukelow, F and Considine, M 2009, Irish Social Policy, 1st Ed., Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717141562]
  • McCann-James, C., de Roiste, A. & McHugh, J 2009, Social care in Ireland: An integrated perspective, Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717145096]
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • n/a, Irish Journal of Social Work Research., Volume 2(2) 21-38.
  • Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care 2003, The Value of Resilience as a Concept for Practice in Residential Settings, Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, Volume 2, 6-15 [ISSN: Number 1]
Other Resources
  • Report: Wexford Area Partnership 2002, A Study of Risk and Resilience. A Quality Study in Wexford of Risk Factors for Young People., Wexford Area Partnership, Wexford
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSOCA_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Care Practice 2 Mandatory