Module Overview

Advanced Professional Practice

The third year of the professional practice stream focuses on professional practice skills, including assessment, the development of interventions, care and service planning and the monitoring of service provision. Students will critically appraise social care service provision and systems of care. The module strongly emphasises the role of communication in effective social care practice.

Module Code

SSSC H3011

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Practice Planning & Assessment

-Complexity within the social care environment -Systems of practice -Practice planning and preparation - Assessment frameworks in social care - Assessment & evidence based practice

Intervention in Social care settings

-Defining intervention in social care - Empowerment & service user led models -Family work & family group conferencing -Intervention with substance misuse -Aftercare & independent living

Role of Self in Social Care

-Personal & professional components of practice -Self-awareness & values development -Effective use of self & boundaries -Frameworks for self development -Ethical decision making -Self on practice placement

Responding to Behaviours which Challenge

-Defining and understanding behaviours which challenge-Behaviours which challenge and social care service user groups-Communication and behaviours which challenge -Approaches to the management of behaviours which challenge -Models to respond to behaviours which challenge

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)50
Formal Examination50