Module Overview

Collaboration & Teamwork in Social care

The purpose of this module is to equip learners with an understanding of the role of teams in providing care to vulnerable service users. Students will recognise the impact of collaboration on effective work with internal and external stakeholders. The module is intended to contribute towards student preparation for entering social care teams with an appropriate understanding of team roles and how to contribute to dynamic team functioning. Concepts of leadership and power will be explored with an emphasis on power dynamics between professionals and services users.

Module Code

SSSC H1019

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Introduction to Team Development

-Models of Team Development-Team Roles -Principles of Effective Teamworking-Team Performance-Self Directed Teams


-Defining Collaboration-Collaboration Models-Interdisciplinary Collaboration-Transdisciplinary Collaboration-Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration-Interprofessional Collaboration

Working in Partnership

Partnership with Families-Working in Partnership with Service Users-Challenges in Partnership-Whistleblowing & Advocacy-Service User Directed Engagement

Decision Making & Conflict within Teams

-Models of group decision making-Challenges within group decision making-Managing team conflict-Good conflict-Using conflict effectively


-Leadership Styles & Models of Leadership-Effective Communication, Personal Skills & Team Engagement, -Assertiveness in Groups.

Effective Meetings

-Planning & Preparation for team meetings-Format for effective meetings-Note keeping, records and meeting minutes-Roles within meetings

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)40
Formal Examination60