Applied Social Studies - Social Care / Staidéar Sóisialta Feidhmeach - Cúram Sóisialta

The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (NFQ Level 7) or equivalent.

Are you open-minded and pragmatic, and interested in supporting others to reach their full potential through support, advocacy and guidance? Do you want to develop the skills needed to work with vulnerable people? In this programme, you’ll learn about your own strengths and the most effective ways to work with people using social care services. You’ll develop strong interpersonal skills, empathy, reflection, effective communication skills, and the ability to work in a team. Subjects include psychology, sociology, disability studies, social institutions, promoting health and well-being, social policy for social care, cultural diversity, legal studies, sociology and the family, and personal and professional development.

IT Requirements: Students on this course will be required to have a medium spec computer/laptop (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. It should be able to use Wi-fi and camera in order to attend online classes, and use other software such as SPSS, Adobe Connect; e.g. Latitude 5510; Latitude 5410;

Please search for the TU Dublin offer on the HEA website www.heanet.ie/store

CORU Regulations 

In accordance with CORU regulations, the following documents are made available to Social Care Placement Practice Educators.

Note that these documents are applicable to Applied Social Studies in Social Care at TU Dublin Blanchardstown only.

Working with marginalised or disadvantaged people in a caring, compassionate and non-judgmental way:

  • Children/Adolescents in Residential Child Care
  • People with Disabilities
  • People accessing Homeless Services
  • People with Alcohol or Drug Dependency
  • the Elderly
  • Asylum-Seekers
  • Marginalised Groups

Semester 1:

  • Advanced Research Methods & Practice
  • Supporting Positive Behaviours in the Social Care Sector
  • Theory & Practice of Social Care Management
  • Critical Perspectives on Social Care Provision

Electives:

  • Understanding Substance Misuse
  • Combatting Racism
  • Contemporary Approaches in the Disability Sector
  • Youth Justice

Semester 2: 

  • Applied Research Project
  • Emerging Issues in Social Care
  • Leadership & Professional Development

Electives:

  • Mental Health & Therapeutic Interventions
  • Child Protection Perspectives: Safeguarding & Family Support
  • Advocacy in the Social Care Sector
  • Conflict Resolution & Mediation

The electives listed are indicative since they depend on learner demand and resource availability, and may vary from year to year.

Advanced Entry/Add On Programme

I was attracted to the modules in Psychology, Sociology and Legal Studies. I also found it interesting that the course would allow me to gain the necessary skills to work with different services within the wider scope of social care organisations.

 The best thing about the course is learning different modules, theoretical frameworks and then having the opportunity to go on placement and apply those theories to practice.

Paul Lyons, Applied Social Studies in Social Care

TU Code

TU998

Level

Level 8

Award

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Duration

1 year

Location

Blanchardstown

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

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