Undergraduate Course: Professional Practice in Social Work 1 (UG) (SCWR10030)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS ONLY FOR STUDENTS ON THE BSC SOCIAL WORK DEGREE PROGRAMME
The course comprises of a Practice Placement including the submission of the Practice Teacher's final report, the student's self-evaluation of practice and a Practice Study.
A practice placement of 70 days will provide students with opportunity for direct supervised practice in an agency providing social work services supported by a Practice Teacher appointed by the agency to teach and assess the student. Practice will be in a broad range of settings ensuring that skill development and the integration of knowledge in informing practice is the focus for learning.
The opportunity for service users to give feedback on their experience of receiving help from the student will be incorporated in the practice learning model. Students will be encouraged to learn from a range of professionals in other fields and to begin to understand the importance of working together. The student will be supported by the involvement of a university tutor.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 8,
External Visit Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 361,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The three components of assessment include:
1. Student Self Evaluation of Development of Learning on Placement (3000 words) - 50%
2. Practice Teacher's Placement Final Report - Pass/Fail
3. Practice Study (3000 words) 50%
All three components must be passed to pass the course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Complete 70 day first placement
- demonstrate the ability to integrate relevant research, theory, policy and law pertinent to assessment and intervention in the practice situation
- demonstrate the ability to analyse their practice including discussion of the selected method(s) of intervention, skills utilised, discussion of related ethical and values issues and the development of relations with service user(s)/carers
- demonstrate the ability to evaluate their intervention in the practice situation including reflection on their skill development, their achievements in the practice situation, relations with service users/carers and other professionals, and areas for future development.
| Barnard, A., Horner, N. and Wild, J. (2008) The Value Base of Social Work & Social Care, Maidenhead, Berkshire: OU Press/McGraw Hill|
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Clark, C. (2000) Social Work Ethics: Politics, Principles and Practice, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Clark, C & McGhee, J.(eds) (2008) Private and Confidential: Handling personal information in the social and health services. Bristol: Policy Press
Coulshed, V. and Orme, J. (2006) Social Work Practice. An Introduction. 4th Edition Basingstoke. Palgrave.
Cree, V.E. and Myers, S.(2008) Social Work: Making a Difference, Bristol: Policy Press/BASW.
Cree, V.E. and Davis, A.(2007) Social Work: Voices from the Inside, London, Routledge.
Doel, M. and Best, L. (2008) Experiencing Social Work. Learning from Service Users, London: Sage.
Dominelli, L. and Payne, M (eds) (2002) Social Work Themes, Issues and Critical Debates.( 92nd edition) Basingstoke. Palgrave.
Ferguson, I. (2008) Reclaiming social work: Challenging neo-liberalism and promoting social justice, London: Sage Publications.
Fook J (2007). Reflective Practice and Critical Reflection. In: Lishman, J. (ed.), Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers: A New Updated Edition. Jessica Kingsley, London
Gray, M and Webb, S.A. (2009) Social Work Theories and Methods, London: Sage.
Lishman, J. (ed) (2007) Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care. Knowledge and Theory. (2nd edition) London. Jessica Kingsley.
Lymbery M (ed), Social Work: A Companion for Learning. Sage, London
Parker, J (2004) Effective Practice Learning in Social Work, London: Learning Matters
Payne, M. (2005) Modern Social Work Theory. Basingstoke. Palgrave. MacMillan
Watson, D. and West, J. (2006) Social Work Process and Practice, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Taylor, C. and White, S. (2000) Practising reflexivity in health and welfare Buckingham: Open University Press.
Thompson, N (2009) Practising Social Work: Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan
Webb, S. (2006) Social work in a risk society: Social and political perspectives, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||There will be four classes in Semester one (two hours)
Semester two during the placement there will be two classes, referred to as University recall days.
|Course organiser||Ms Rona Gray
|Course secretary||Miss Katarzyna Pietrzak
Tel: (0131 6)51 3162