Short Title:Applied Social Care
Full Title:Applied Social Care
Module Code:SOCA H1002
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Social and behavioural Sciences
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
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

Module Content & Assessment

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

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