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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Law And Social Work
Reference SS2001 Version 6
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 8
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 law relating to child protection, criminal justice, mental health, community care and anti-discriminatory law.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Show understanding of child protection law and its application.
2 Show understanding of mental health, incapacity, adult support & protection, and community care law and its application.
3 Show understanding of the law relating to criminal justice and its application.
4 Show understanding of equality legislation and its application.
5 Identify linkages between different areas of legislation.

Indicative Module Content
Child protection. Mental health. Community care. Adult Support & Protection and Incapacity. Criminal justice. Anti-discriminatory law. Children's Hearings. Care and Protection of children. Education law. Criminal law and evidence. Equality Legislation. The specific child centred components of the module reflect the knowledge requirements within the Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection (Scottish Executive, 2006).

Module Delivery
The primary mode of delivery will be lectures with the seminars acting as a forum for the development of higher cognitive skills through discussion of problems and case studies. In addition, students will be directed to study relevant literature.

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: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Assessed by an essay.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Assessed by an essay.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
This Module is assessed by two equally weighted essays. To pass this module overall, students must obtain a minimum grade of D for BOTH essays.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A AA, AB
B BB, BC, AC, AD
C CC, CD, BD
D DD
E AE, BE, CE, DE, EE, AF, BF, CF
F DF, EF, FF
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Satisfactory completion of Stage 1 modules or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 Guthrie, T. 2011. Social Work Law in Scotland, 3rd ed. Bloomsbury: London.
2 Gibbons-Wood, L. 2009. Social Work Law in Scotland, Edinburgh: W. Green.
3 Patrick, H., 2014. Mental Health, Incapacity and the Law in Scotland, 2nd ed. Bloomsbury: London.
4 Thomson, J. 2011. Family Law in Scotland, 6th ed. Bloomsbury: London.

 

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