Case Study Assessment and Intervention 1 - TZRD9090

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 7 15 (7.5) Ceridwen Evans checkmark-circle


This module is intended for health or social care professionals who are working with people who are on the autism spectrum (either in a paid or voluntary basis), or those who are family carers. Students will be able to apply their theoretical learning from TZRD8660 (Social Psychology of Autism) and TZRD8730 (Social psychology of autism: Advanced) to case studies.
Students will work their way through the case study material provided. As they do so, they draw on the knowledge they have gained from the academic modules related to the characteristics and nature of autism, the causes and theories of autism, intervention and approaches to support, challenging behaviour and complex needs, and service design, service quality and organisation change. They will use this knowledge to analyse case study data, produce formulations, plan interventions, interpret outcome data and describe methods of implementation, monitoring and evaluation.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 5
Private study hours: 145
Total study hours: 150


Autism Studies MA
Autism Studies (Distance learning) MA
Autism Studies PG diploma
Autism Studies (Distance learning) PG diploma

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Coursework assignment (5000 word case study) – 100%

Reassessment methods

Like- for-like

Indicative reading

This is an assessment module - reading for this module will be dictated by the specific case study or intervention. Reading will be recommended through the guided study materials and seminars and many core references will be provided electronically through the main academic modules. However, this module will require students to search for and discover further reading on their chosen topic.

Learning outcomes

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

8.1 Decide on and justify a systematic approach to assessing quality of life for an individual in a hypothetical case study
8.2 Systematically analyse and summarise data available to describe the individual's current quality of life
8.3 Undertake in-depth critical evaluation and interpretation ofthe findings from the assessment and develop a formulation to illustrate the
factors affecting the individual's quality of life, drawing on the literature from academic modules and self-study,
8.4 Develop and justify an approach to intervention, implementation and maintenance that aims to improve the person's quality of life.
8.5 Produce an integrated, well-structured, in-depth written account to describe the process and outcomes of assessment and the
implementation of intervention to improve quality of life.

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

9.1 Weigh up information provided to focus on most relevant issues
9.2 Prepare a comprehensive, well-written account, which integrates materials from across different topics, with a balanced argument, which
makes links between autism, the environment and quality of life.
9.3 Conduct online and paper based research and reading
9.4 Organise their study, working with their tutor to develop a plan for this work
9.5 Assess an individual's environment and develop an appropriate autism friendly intervention


  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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