Short Title:Communications
Full Title:Communications
Module Code:COMM H1081
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By: 
Module Author:DAVID IRWIN
Module Description:To explore the use of Information Technology in Social Care environments To develop report writing skills relevant to social care settings To assess how communication is affected by cultural, legal and physical influences
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Assess how communication strategies can be applied in social care settings to ensure professionalism and ethical behaviour.
LO2 Develop Information Technology skills relevant to social care work, particularly the skills of word processing, using spreadsheets, using databases, visual presentation techniques and internet and e-mail.
LO3 Use case studies to examine critically the types of written reports and documents used in social care organisations as tools for students to develop best practice in report writing and written communication skills.
LO4 Know the influences on and barriers to communication from physical, cultural and legal perspectives.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation No Description   50.00 Sem 1 End
Continuous Assessment n/a   50.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

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
Practical 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

Recommended Book Resources
  • Harvey N 2006, Effective Communication, 2nd ed. Ed., Gill & MacMillan
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

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