Practice Assignments 1 - SOCI7230

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 5 30 (15) Omi Mehmi checkmark-circle


This module is 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 to 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.

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: 25 (Skills development)
Private study hours: 575 (including a period of direct practice with service-users in line with the requirements of the professional regulator)
Total study hours: 600


BA (Hons) Social Work (compulsory module)

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Coursework - significant incident presentation (15 minutes) – 50%*
Coursework – Practice case study assignment (3000 words) – 50%*
* 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, Belmont: 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 (1998) Social Work Models, Methods and Theories, Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing
Watson F, Burrows H, 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 Demonstrate an ability to practice in ways that maximise safety and effectiveness in situations of uncertainty and incomplete information.
8.4 Demonstrate an ability to help people gain, regain or maintain control of their own affairs, insofar as this is compatible with their own or others' safety, well-being and rights.
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.
8.6 Recognise the 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 with their interventions in specific situations.
8.8 Reflect 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.
8.9 Demonstrate clarity regarding 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 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 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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