Short Title:Practice Placement 1
Full Title:Practice Placement 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PLAC H1010
Credits: 30
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Gillian Larkin
Module Description:The aims of this module is to enable the student to develop professionally as a reflective practitioner by applying the theories and concepts learned in the classroom to the social care environment; help the student to understand the importance of the professional-client relationship, and promote the self-development of the student’s personal awareness and critiquing skills which will assist reflective practice. As practicum is an ongoing and dynamic subject the syllabus content will be expanded or modified as the case may be, to reflect developments in social care knowledge and practice set out in this module. Students must pass both components and the required 75% attendance in Professional Practice 1 to attend this module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify placement-based learning under the five domains of the CORU proficiencies
LO2 Understand and apply key concepts and knowledge relevant to the profession and placement
LO3 Practice safely and effectively within the legal, ethical and practice boundaries of the profession
LO4 Locate the agency within its legislative and regulatory context.
LO5 Develop a humans rights based perspective within social care practice
LO6 Communicate with service users and form relationships at a variety of levels
LO7 Plan, carry out and evaluate interventions with clients
LO8 Identify, explore and reflect on issues relating to personal effectiveness and professional development.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Students undertake practicum for a full semester in a designated social care centre. Each student will complete a portfolio and must pass all elements of the assessment process which includes 2 tripartite meetings, the portfolio and the final evaluation documentation. Students are also required to attend pre-placement workshops, a call back day and a debriefing workshop as part of the assessment process. Students may be required to redo the tripartite meeting/s, the portfolio and/or redo the placement hours, depending on the reason for failure of all or part of this module. Students are only permitted to undertake one repeat placement during the three year programme. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 100.00 Sem 1 End
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
Placement 13 week placement 35.00 Every Week 35.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 35.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Collins, S. 2009, Reflecting on and Developing your Practice, Jessica Kingsley UK [ISBN: 9781843109303]
  • Howard, N. & Lyons, D. 2014, Social Care Learning from Practice, Gill & McMillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717159]
  • Lalor,K. & Share, P. 2013, Applied Social Care, Gill & MacMillan Dublin [ISBN: 0717156230]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Carnaby, S. & Cambridge, P. 2006, Intimate and Personal Care with People with Learning Disabilities, Jessica Kingsley Publishers UK [ISBN: 9781843101307]
  • Egan, G. 2014, The Skilled Helper, Cengage Learning UK [ISBN: 9781408093788]
  • Fenge, L.,Howe, K. & Hughes, M. 2014, The Social Work Portfolio: A Student'S Guide To Evidencing Your Practice, McGraw-Hill Education UK [ISBN: 9780335245314]
  • Hawkins, P. & Shohet, R. 2007, Supervision in the Helping Professions, McGraw-Hill International UK [ISBN: 9780335218172]
  • Thompson,N. & Thompson, S. 2008, The Critically Reflective Practitioner, Palgrave UK [ISBN: 9780230573185]
  • Thompson, N. 2015, People Skills, McMillan UK [ISBN: 9781137467553]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: CORU 2017, Social Care Workers Registration Board: Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers, CORU, Dublin

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 3 Mandatory