Practice Assignments 2 - SOCI7220

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn Spring Summer 6 30 (15) Linda Daley checkmark-circle


This module an integral part of the practice learning and is designed to sit alongside the Practice Placement module. It offers an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning in academic form. The two assignments incorporated in the module enable the student to demonstrate their competence in both short term and longer term pieces of practice carried out over the course of the placement. The student will have the opportunity to apply relevant theoretical learning to their own practice and demonstrate reflection and critical thinking. This curriculum will be delivered both via Practice Educators in placement settings and related university based teaching.

The students will also attend for 5 full days (25 hours total) of skills development. These days will expand and consolidate both the skills development days undertaken prior to placement and the practice learning opportunities.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 600
Private study hours:150
Total study hours: 750


BA (Hons) Social Work – compulsory module

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Coursework – case study (2500 words) - 40%*
Coursework – presentation (20 minutes) – 60%*
* These components are 'Pass compulsory' – students must pass BOTH the individual assessments in order to pass the module overall.

Reassessment methods

Indicative reading

Banks, S. (2001) Ethics and Values in Social Work, London: BASW/Palgrave
Egan, G. (2002) The Skilled Helper: A problem management and opportunity development approach to helping 7th ed, Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole
Fook, J. (2002) Social Work: Critical Theory and Practice, Wiltshire: Cromwell Press
Parker, J. and Bradley, G. (2003) Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review, Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd
Stepney, P. and Ford, D. (2000) Social Work Models, Methods and Theories, Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing
Watson, F., Burrows, H., and Player, C. (2001) Integrating Theory and Practice in Social Work, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Demonstrate an ability to apply theoretical perspectives and analysis to their experience and learning in practice settings
8.2 Demonstrate underpinning knowledge appropriate to the specific area of practice in which they are involved.
8.3 Think critically about complex social, legal, economic, political and cultural contexts in which social work practice is located.
8.4 Manage ethical principles and dilemmas
8.5 Demonstrate an ability to work in partnership with service-users, carers and other professionals to foster dignity, choice and independence and effect change, by implementing knowledge based social work models and methods.
8.6 Critically analyse the complex nature of social work services in a diverse society, with particular reference to concepts such as prejudice, interpersonal, institutional and structural discrimination, empowerment and anti-discriminatory practices
8.7 Integrate clear understanding of ethical issues and codes of values and practice as they relate to complex interventions in specific situations
8.8 Reflect critically on and modify their behaviour / practice in light of experience and take responsibility for their own further and continuing acquisition and use of knowledge and skills. Use supervision and support to reflect on own practice and performance.
8.9 Demonstrate clarity about the process of assessment, planning, intervention, review and management of risk

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 Gather and evaluate, assimilate and disseminate information from a range of sources
9.2 Analyse and synthesise knowledge
9.3 Think logically, systematically, critically and reflectively
9.4 Demonstrate skills in working effectively with others
9.5 Demonstrate skills in personal and professional development


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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