Short Title:Managing Relationships in Social Care
Full Title:Managing Relationships in Social Care
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:RELA H1001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Sorca Mc Donnell
Module Description:This module will introduce students to some of the key relationships of a social care worker. They will explore the role of relationship building and reflect on their personal process of relationship building. The role of building professional relationships, both with clients and other professionals will be explored. This will include the importance of relationship in understanding behaviours that challenge. The content of the module will be updated on an ongoing basis to reflect new learning and development in this area. A minimum of 75% attendance is required for this module. In order to progress, all components of module assessment must be passed by students – failure to successfully to complete any component will require repeat assessment/exam.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Examine the importance of relationships in a social care setting and understand some theoretical underpinnings of relationships
LO2 Understand the role of the social care worker in a multi-disciplinary context
LO3 Describe key concepts in behaviours that challenge
LO4 Explore the role of conflict resolution in relationships
LO5 Reflect on and understand the interpersonal skills needed to build professional relationships, including professional and ethical boundaries
LO6 Reflect and explore the ethical boundaries of the profession

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Students will reflect on the importance of positive relationships in their role as Social Care Worker and relate to interactions with clients and relationships theory Students will describe key concepts in relation to behaviours that challenge and the role of conflict resolution in relationships 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Students will explore the importance of understanding different but complimentary roles of professionals working with clients in Social Care. 1,2,5 30.00 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 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
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
  • CORU 2017, Social Care Workers Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics, Dublin: Social Care Workers Registration Board.
  • Lalor, K., Perry, & Share 2013, Applied Social Care, Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 9780717156238]
  • Miller, J. 1996, Social Care Practice, Hodder Education [ISBN: 9780340655160]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Aarts, M. H. 2008, Marte Meo Basic Manual [ISBN: 9789075455168]
  • Charleton, M. 2014, Ethics for Social Care in Ireland, Gill Education [ISBN: 0717159779]
  • DuBois, D.L. & Karcher, M. J. 2005, Handbook of Youth Mentoring, SAGE [ISBN: 0761929770]
  • Fenton, M. 2016, Social Care and Child Welfare in Ireland, The Liffey Press Dublin, Ireland [ISBN: 1908308745]
  • Howard, N. & Lyons, D. 2014, Social Care: Learning from Practice, Gill Education [ISBN: 0717159698]
  • Turkle, S. 2017, Alone Together, 2nd ed. Ed., Hachette UK [ISBN: 0465093663]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 2 Mandatory