Short Title:Applied Social Care 2
Full Title:Applied Social Care 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SOCA H1003
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Marian Connell
Module Description:To provide students with a knowledge of a human rights based approach and the key principles underpinning this. To identify ethical considerations in social care work and legislation underpinning work with children, adolescents and vulnerable adults. To introduce the student to an overview of the care system in Ireland. To explore the students use of self in social care work. A minimun of 75% attendance is required for this module. As Social care is an ongoing and dynamic subject the syllabus content will be expanded or modified, as the case may be, to reflect developments and changes in policy and legislation. In order for a student to progress to Applied Social Care 2 he/she must have successfully completed Applied Social Care 1. 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 needs of service users and how to devise a person centred plan.
LO2 Examine CORU's Social Care Workers Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics
LO3 Explore personal and professional development
LO4 Identify best practice in accordance with Children’s First Act 2015 and other relevant documentation and legislation.
LO5 Examine the care system in Ireland for children and adolescent.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Essay/Presentation on awareness of ethical issues in social care work and the students exploration of personal and professional development. 1,3,4 50.00 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Formal Examination on key theoretical frameworks and legislation underpinning social care work. 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

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 2 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial 1 .00 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Self directed learning 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
  • Fenton, M., Social Care and Child Welfare in Ireland, 1st Ed. [ISBN: 9781908308740]
  • Howard, N. Lyons, D. 2014, Social Care, Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 0717159698]
  • Lalor, K., Share, P. 2013, Applied Social Care, Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 9780717156238]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Charlton, M. 2014, Ethics for Social Care in Ireland, Gill Education [ISBN: 0717159779]
  • McCann, C., Áine De Róiste, J, McHugh, J. 2009, Social Care Practice in Ireland, Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 9780717145096]
  • O’Connor, T. & Murphy, M. 2014, Social Care in Ireland: Theory, Policy & Practice,, 2nd Edition Ed., CIT Press,
  • Fahlberg, V. 2012, A Child's Journey Through Placement, Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN: 9781849058988]
  • Ryan, T. & Walker, R. 2007, Life Story Work, British Association for Adoption & Fostering(BAAF) [ISBN: 9781905664023]
  • Schön, D.A. 1995, The reflective practitioner, Ashgate Pub Co [ISBN: 9781857423198]
  • Shah, S. & Argent, H., Life Story Work [ISBN: 1903699894]
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Gollingwood, P 2005, The Theory Circle: A Tool for Leraning and Practice, Journal of Practice Teaching, 6(1) 2005, pp.6-23
  • Harkin, C Houston, S 2016, ‘Reviewing the literature on the breakdown of foster-care placements for young people: complexity and the social work task’, Child Care in Practice, 4, 2 (2016), 1-15
  • O. Cahill, S. Holt, G. Kirwan 2016, ‘Key working in residential child care: lessons from research’,, Children and Youth Services Review, 65 (2016), 216-223], 7
Other Resources
  • Website: 2016, Social Care Workers Registration Board Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers, Dublin
  • Website: HIQA 2014, National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities
  • Website: HIQA 2012, National Standards for the Protection and Welfare of Children For Health Service Executive Children and Family Service
  • Website: Tusla 2017, Children's First

Module Delivered in

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