HS654-7-FY-CO:
Practice Placement 1

The details
2023/24
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
30
31 March 2021

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

DIP L50017 Social Work,
MA L50021 Social Work

Module description

The module will support students throughout the duration of the first placement including: preparation for placement, development of knowledge and skills relevant to practice, support for reflection, professional and personal challenge and for evaluation of own practice.

Module aims

By the end of the first placement students should demonstrate effective use of knowledge and skills and commitment to core values in social work in a given setting, predominantly dealing with situations of lower complexity, with supervision and support. They will have started to demonstrate capacity to work with situations of greater complexity and where solutions and outcomes are uncertain or less clear-cut. They will have started to use specific social work models, skills and interventions and to have evaluated their impact. (BASW PCF – End of firsts placement).
To prepare students for their 2nd year statutory placement

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the learner will be able to:

1. Plan and undertake observations, assessment and review of interventions in case work with service users.
2. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and establish appropriate and positive relationships with service users, peers and colleagues.
3. Reflect on own practice in order to critically evaluate its effectiveness.
4. Manage the physical and emotional impact of professional practice on own wellbeing and develop strategies for building resilience.
5. Critically evaluate a range of interventions used in a variety of practice contexts.

Module information

Students have to complete a 70 day placement. The placements are within the voluntary and or statutory sector and either an adult or child and family placement.

Learning and teaching methods

Independent: The taught sessions will be followed by a period of observed practice as students prepare for and complete the assessment requirements for this module. Online: A range of materials and resources relating to this module are available through the MA Social Work and Human Rights Moodle site. Students should upon registering for this module be able to access this Moodle course by going to https://moodle.essex.ac.uk or by accessing Moodle via the 'my study' section of the main University of Essex website. If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with Moodle then please contact; helpdesk@essex.ac.uk Tutorials: Students will be allocated a University Tutor for the duration of the placement. Students will be expected to meet with their University Tutor basis throughout the course. Arrangements for tutorials will be the responsibility of the student. Any student may elect to change his/her University Tutor following discussion with the module or programme Leader or the Director of Education. Students are expected to maintain contact with their University Tutors throughout the module. Tutorial sessions will be negotiated between student and University Tutor. It expected that tutorial support and supervision will total no more than 2 full days over the period of the module. Skills: As part of their independent learning the student will be expected to engage in a range of research related activities to inform the Practice Placement learning and development: searching the literature, visiting the library, attending seminars and participating in conferences (where appropriate).

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Workbook  28/06/2024  100% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Reassessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Jonathan Stringer, email: jonathan.stringer@essex.ac.uk.
pgsocwork@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Panagiotis Pentaris
Goldsmiths, University of London
Programme Leader
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 33 hours, 33 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information

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