Short Title:Professional Practice 2
Full Title:Professional Practice 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PRPR H3002
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Jennifer Mc Garr
Module Description:This module will support students to reflect on previous placement experience and identify personal and professional learning. In addition, students will draw on key theoretical frameworks, and build skills around assessment, linking theory to practice and working within the parameters of evidence informed practice. As social care work is dynamic and evolving, the syllabus content will be expanded or modified to reflect practice developments. 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 Reflect on practice placement and identify personal and professional development and learning
LO2 Understand, identify and evaluate social care perspectives, theories and approaches
LO3 Apply perspectives, theories and approaches to social care work
LO4 Develop an awareness of the assessment, intervention and evaluation process in social care work

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Reflective assignment identifying key personal and professional learning 1,3 50.00 n/a
Project Group project. Case study analysis, applying theories, perspectives and approaches 2,3,4 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 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning 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
  • Lalor, K. and Share, P. (eds) 2013, Applied Social Care: An introduction for students in Ireland., Gill and Macmillan Dublin
  • Howard, N. and Lyons, D. (eds) 2014, Social Care: Learning from practice., Gill and Macmillan Dublin
  • O’Connor, T. & Murphy, M. 2006, Social Care in Ireland: Theory, Policy & Practice, CIT Press Cork
Recommended Book Resources
  • Cairns, K. 2002, Attachment, Trauma and Resilience: Therapeutic caring for children., British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering London
  • Collins, S. 2009, Reflecting on and Developing your Practice, Jessica Kingsley Publishers London
  • CORU 2017, Social Care Workers Registration Board: Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers, CORU Health and Social Care Register Dublin, Ireland
  • CORU, Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Social Care Work, CORU, Health and Social Care Register Dublin, Ireland
  • Falhberg, V. 1994, A Child’s Journey through Placement, British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering London
  • Fenton, M. 2015, Social Care and Child Welfare in Ireland: Integrating Residential care, Leaving care and Aftercare, Liffey Press Dublin
  • Hammond, W. 2010, Principles of Strength Based Practice, Resiliency Initiatives Alberta
  • Harrison, R., Harvey, R. & Maclean, S. 2010, Developing Cultural Competence in Social and Health Care,, UK Kirwan Maclean Associates Ltd
  • National Disability Authority 2005, Guidelines on Person Centred Planning in the Provision of Services for People with Disabilities in Ireland, National Disability Authority Dublin
  • O’Neill, E. 2004, Professional Supervision: Myths, Culture & Structure, RMA Publication
  • Parsloe P. 1999, Risk Assessment in Social Care and Social Work, Jessica Kingsley London
  • Trevithick, P. 2012, Social work skills and knowledge: a practice handbook, 3rd Ed., Open University Press Berkshire
  • Turney, C., Setterlund, D., O'Connor, I., Wilson, J. and Hughes, M. 2006, Social Work and Social Care Practice, Sage Publications London
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Collingwood, P. 2005, Integrating Theory and Practice: The three-stage theory framework, Journal of Practice Teaching, 6(1), 6
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 4 Mandatory