Practice Assignments 1 - SOCI9440

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2023 to 2024
Spring Term 7 15 (7.5) checkmark-circle


This module is an integral part of practice learning and is designed to sit alongside the Practice Placement 1 module [SOCI9210 (SO921)]. It offers an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning in academic form. The two assignments incorporated in the module are based on work the student undertakes during their practice placement and enable students to demonstrate their competence in practice over the course of the placement. Student will have the opportunity to apply relevant theoretical learning to their own practice and demonstrate reflection and critical thinking.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 18
Private study hours: 132
Total study hours: 150


Social Work MA (compulsory module)

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Coursework assignment -significant incident analysis 1500 words) – 25%
Coursework assignment – case study (3500 words) – 75%

Reassessment methods


Indicative reading

Banks S (2006) Ethics and Values in Social Work 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Egan G (2002) The Skilled Helper: A problem management and opportunity development approach to helping 7th ed Brooks/Cole
Fook J (2012) Social Work: A Critical Approach to Practice. 2nd ed. London: Sage Publications
Parker, J and Bradley, G (2007) Social work practice: Assessment, planning, intervention and review. 2nd edition. Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd.
Payne, M (2005) Modern social work theory. 3rd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Stepney P and Ford D (2012) 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 (Canterbury)

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 critically 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 analyse and reflect on practice in ways that maximise safety and effectiveness in situations of uncertainty;
8.4 Reflect on ability and practice to support people to gain, regain or maintain control of their own lives and well-being to foster dignity, choice
and independence and effect change;
8.5 Critically evaluate skills required to work in partnership with service-users, carers and other professionals;
8.6 Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and roles of social work services in a diverse society, with particular reference to
interpersonal, institutional and structural discrimination, empowerment and anti-discriminatory practices;
8.7 Integrate in depth understanding of ethical issues, values and codes of practice, which inform and underpin social interventions in specific
8.8 Evidence critical reflection on their practice, appropriate use of knowledge and skills and take responsibility for their personal and
professional development and accountability;
8.9 Demonstrate in depth understanding of the process of assessment, planning, intervention; review and their relevance to social work

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

9.1 Gather, evaluate, and assimilate information from a range of sources;
9.2 Critically analyse and synthesise knowledge;
9.3 Present material and argument logically, systematically, critically and reflectively.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  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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