Postgraduate Course: Children and Families Social Work: Themes and Issues (PG) (PGSP10002)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course incorporates a problem-based learning element and taught components. Problem-based learning takes the form of Enquiry & Action Learning and is designed to enhance students' problem solving skills and knowledge of the particular domain of Social Work. The taught component examines a range of theoretical perspectives relating to Psychology and Human Development with particular relevance to this area of practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On completion of the course participants will be able to describe and evaluate:
1. Different explanations for the characteristics and circumstances of children and families who use services and the services they need;
2. The range of need expressed by, and attributed to, children and families who use services and the social processes by which such needs become defined and acted upon;
3. Factors guiding the choice and evaluation of interventions in different circumstances;
4. The relationship between agency policies, legal requirements, ethical principles and professional boundaries;
5. The statutory basis of reports and the requirement to share these with relevant parties.
6. Legal requirements relating to data protection and the rights of citizens to have access to information held about them;
7. Relationships between agency policies, legal and regulatory requirements and professional boundaries in shaping the nature of services provided in inter-disciplinary contexts;
8. Issues associated with working across professional boundaries and with different disciplines;
9. Factors and processes facilitating effective service integration, inter-agency collaboration and partnership;
10. The complex relationships between justice, care and control in social welfare and community justice and the practical and ethical implications of these.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||6 hour(s) per week for 4 week(s).
|Course organiser||Dr Joe Francis
Tel: (0131 6)50 3906
|Course secretary||Mrs Jane Marshall
Tel: (0131 6)50 3912