Short Title:Professional Practice 3
Full Title:Professional Practice 3
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PRPR H4001
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 prepare students for Placement 2 through reflecting on previous placement experience and identifying future learning and development. Students will continue to build skills around linking theory to practice, drawing on key theoretical frameworks from other modules and linking these to their practice experience. Students will build on their understanding of assessment and evaluation and will examine working relationships with service users. 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 Identify personal and professional learning and set learning goals for Placement 2
LO2 Understand, identify and evaluate social care theories, perspectives and approaches
LO3 Apply perspectives, theories and approaches to social care practice
LO4 Identify ‘best practice’ approaches to conducting assessment

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Reflective assignment 1 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
  • Howard, N. and Lyons, D. (eds) 2014, Social Care: Learning from practice, Gill and Macmillan Dublin
  • Lalor, K. and Share, P. (eds) 2013, Applied Social Care: An introduction for students in Ireland., Gill and Macmillan Dublin
Recommended Book Resources
  • Buckley, H., Horwath, J., and Whelan, S. 2006, Framework for the Assessment of Vulnerable Children and their Families, Children Research Centre Dublin
  • Charleton, M. 2014, Ethics for Social Care in Ireland: Philosophy and Practice, Gill and MacMillan Dublin
  • Collins, S. 2009, Reflecting on and Developing your Practice, Jessica Kingsley Publishers London
  • CORU 2017, Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers, CORU Dublin, Ireland
  • CORU, Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Social Care Workers, CORU Dublin, Ireland
  • Fenton, M. 2015, Social Care and Child Welfare in Ireland; Integrating Residential, Leaving Care and Aftercare, Liffey Press Dublin
  • Harrison, R., Harvey, R. & Maclean, S. 2010, Developing Cultural Competence in Social and Health Care, Kirwan Maclean Associates Ltd UK
  • O’Connor, T. & Murphy, M. 2006, Social Care in Ireland: Theory, Policy & Practice, CIT Press Cork
  • Thompson, N. 2016, Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Equality, Diversity and Social Justice, 6th Ed., Palgrave UK
  • Trevithick, P. 2012, Social work skills and knowledge: a practice handbook, 3rd Ed., Open University Press Berkshire
  • Tusla 2013, Meitheal- Grúpa Daoine ag Obair le Cheile, A national practice model for all agencies working with children, young people and their families, The Stationary Office Dublin
  • Tusla 2015, Children First, Tusla Dublin
  • Turney, C., Setterlund, D., O'Connor, I., Wilson, J. and Hughes, M. 2006, Social Work and Social Care Practice, Sage Publications London
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Collingwood, P. 2005, Integrating Theory and Practice: The three-stage theory framework, Journal of Practice Teaching, 6(1), 6
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Hanlon, N. 2009, Valuing equality in Irish Social Care, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 9(1)
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 5 Mandatory