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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Social Work Values, Roles and Tasks
Reference SS1004 Version 5
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 7
Approved June 2002 SCQF Points 15
Amended September 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to understand the philosophical underpinning of social work values and of the nature of social work roles and tasks set within organisational contexts.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Identify social work values and ethical concepts and relate these values and concepts to social work practice.
2 Describe the roles and tasks of social workers within an appropriate organisational context.
3 Dispaly a basic understanding of the knowledge base of social work, including interpersonal communication.

Indicative Module Content
Philosophical analysis and ethical theories. Professional codes of ethics. Personal and professional values. Motivation to become a social worker. History of social work. Poverty and social work. Roles and tasks of social work. Introduction to main client groups and related services. Social work agencies and organisational structures. Interpersonal communication. The content also reflects the knowledge, skills and professional confidence and competence requirements of the Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection (Scottish Executive, 2006)

Module Delivery
Lectures will be used to provide core information. Application and understanding will be facilitated by the use of seminars.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 48 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 102 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: An essay will assess all 3 learning outcomes

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
This module is assessed by one component at 100%.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A A
B B
C C
D D
E E
F F
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None, in addition to course entry requirements.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 Beckett, C. & Maynard, A. 2012. Values and Ethics in Social Work. 2nd Ed. London: Sage.
2 Lishman, J. 2009. Communication and Social Work. Bssingstoke: Palgrave and Macmillan.
3 Parrot, L. 2010. Values and Ethics in Social Work Practice.2nd Ed. Exeter: Learning Matters.
4 Thompson, N. 2009. Understanding Social Work, 3rd Ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

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