Postgraduate Course: Practice Study in Social Work 2(PG) (SCWR11018)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Students undertaking the course Practice Learning 2 will be expected to work towards and submit a Practice Study at the end of their practice placement in which they analyse a piece of social work practice undertaken during the placement. The Practice Study will be informed by the related knowledge and understanding, skills and abilities and ethical and personal commitment of the student. Given that this will be the culmination of the students learning on the programme, more is expected of Practice Study 2 than Practice Study 1, specifically in terms of the students critical reflection on their own practice.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Summary of intended learning outcomes
The Practice Study is intended to allow students to demonstrate their critical thinking skills through analysis and evaluation of a practice situation that they found challenging. They will be expected to consider their achievements in the practice situation and reflect on the impact of social work involvement for current and future service user/carer-practitioner relations. They will be expected to demonstrate the following:
1 Application/integration: The ability to integrate relevant research, theory, policy and law pertinent to assessment and intervention in the practice situation
2 Analysis: the ability to analyse their practice including critical discussion of the selected method(s) of intervention, skills utilised, discussion of related ethical and values issues and the development of relations with services user(s)/carers
3 Evaluation: To evaluate their intervention in the practice situation including critical reflection on their skill development, their achievements in the practice situation, relations with service-users/carers and other professionals, and areas for future development.
SiESWE standards met
We recognise that students will meet all SiESWE standards however and in particular, SiESWE standards 2 and 5 will be met.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2 hour(s) per week for 9 week(s).
|Course organiser||Ms Mairi Allan
Tel: (0131 6)50 3915
|Course secretary||Mrs Jane Marshall
Tel: (0131 6)50 3912