Short Title:Applied Social Care 1
Full Title:Applied Social Care 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SOCA H1002
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Marian Connell
Module Description:To provide students with an understanding of the historical framework and evolving roles/identity of the social care worker. To identify core proficiencies identified by CORU in social care work. Explore theoretical frameworks in building relationships in Social Care. 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.75% attendance is needed on 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 definitions of social care and the roles and responsibilities of a social care worker.
LO2 Develop an awareness of a range of social care settings and diverse groups.
LO3 Understand the history of social care in Ireland and its evolution.
LO4 Identify core proficiencies required to be a social care worker.
LO5 Explore theoretical frameworks underpinning relationship building in social care work.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Essay/ Presentation- The student will define social care work, the roles and responsibilities and the diverse areas of work in social care practice. 1,2 50.00 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Formal Examination identifying the proficiencies underpinning social care work, the origins of social care work and theoretical frameworks underpinning relationships in social care practice. 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 No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
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
  • Fenton,M, Social Care and Child Welfare in Ireland [ISBN: 1908308745]
  • Howard, N. & Lyons, D. 2014, Social Care, Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 0717159698]
  • Lalor, K & Share, P 2013, Applied Social Care, 3rd Ed. Ed., 25, Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 9780717156238]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Bateman, N 2000, Advocacy Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals, Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN: 1853028657]
  • Biestek, F. 1957, The Casework Relationship, Loyola Press [ISBN: 0829402241]
  • Charlton, M. 2014, Ethics for Social Care in Ireland, Gill Education [ISBN: 0717159779]
  • McCann-James,C, De Róiste, A & McHugh, J. 2009, Social Care Practice in Ireland, Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 0717145093]
  • O’Connor T & Murphy M 2006, Social Care in Ireland: Theory, Policy & Practice, CIT Press
  • Parsloe, P. 1999, Risk Assessment in Social Care and Social Work, Jessica Kingsley Pub [ISBN: 1853026891]
  • Ruch,G.,Turney, T. & Ward, A. 2018, Relationship-Based Social Work, Second Edition, Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN: 1784505439]
  • Trevithick, Pamela 2011, Social Work Skills And Knowledge: A Practice Handbook, McGraw-Hill Education (UK) [ISBN: 0335238076]
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Byrne, C 2016, Ready or not? Statutory registration, regulation and continuing professional development for social care workers in Ireland Administration, vol. 64, no. 2 (2016), pp. 9–29
Other Resources
  • Website: CORU 2016, Social Care Workers Registration Board, Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers.
  • Website: HIQA reports on Residential and Foster Care Placements 2017, Inspection Reports, HIQA

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 1 Mandatory
TA_HSOCA_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Care Practice 2 Mandatory