Practice Assignments 2 - SOCI9450

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 7 15 (7.5) Jo Phillips checkmark-circle


This module is an integral part of the practice learning and is designed to sit alongside the Practice Placement 2 module [SOCI9220 (SO922)]. It offers an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning in academic form. The assignment incorporated in the module enables students to critically reflect on their practice and their own development over the course of their learning. Students 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 stage 2 module)

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Coursework – reflective assignment (3500 words) – 100%

Reassessment methods


Indicative reading

Adams, R., Dominelli, L. & Payne, M. (2009) Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates, 3rd Ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Healey, K (2005) Social Work Theories in Context: Creating Frameworks for Practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Laird, S E (2008) Anti-oppressive social work: A guide for developing cultural competence. London: Sage Publications
Payne,M (2005) Modern Social Work Theory, 3rd edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Ruch, G., Turney, D. & Wards, A. (eds) (2010) Relationship-Based Social Work: Getting to the Heart of Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley
Rutter, L. & Brown, K. (2012) Critical Thinking and Professional Judgement for Social Work 3rd edition Exeter: Learning Matters
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 research, critically analyse and synthesise current knowledge of social work theories, methods and research
from relevant and up to date sources;
8.2 Reflect on and evidence how the student has worked within agreed standards of social work practice and ensured they have maintained
their own professional development;
8.3 Develop an in depth understanding of the application of the principles and values underpinning social work practice to manage complex
ethical issues, dilemmas and conflicts;
8.4 Demonstrate reflective and accountable practice, critical analyses of self as a worker and the ability to think analytically;
8.5 Present a coherent and systematic presentation of the material.

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 Presenting 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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