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SP10179: Social work and life course 2

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Social & Policy Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment Group S: Coursework (100%) (Social Work) (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This is the last of two units that aim to provide students with an introduction to a range of concepts central to the development of people through the Life Course. Central to this aim, is to introduce students to the implications of these concepts for Social Work. Specifically the unit aims to:
* provide a Social Work framework for understanding life course and the common challenges facing individuals and families;
* introduce an appreciation of inter-agency and multidisciplinary roles through the Life Course;
* link Social Work roles and purposes in problem based learning exercises; and
* critically examine a range of social, individual and cultural factors that may impact at different stages of the Life Course.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit students will be expected to be able to:
* have an appreciation and emerging critique of the importance of psychological theory in social work knowledge;
* have an emerging awareness of different agencies and multidisciplinary roles in the Life Course;
* have an awareness of the sites of social work practice at the various stages of the life-cyle (ie: children and families; adolescent/youth; and adult care); and
* begin to apply social work knowledge to human social development using problem based learning exercises.

After completing this course students should be able to:
* be able to engage in problem based learning exercises independently and within small groups;
* be able to identify social work roles and functions through problem based learning exercises; and
* show critical thinking in the application of Life Course concepts.

Social Work Frameworks and problem based learning
Early childhood (Developmental delays)
Childhood (Behavioural and learning difficulties)
Adolescence (Sexuality and identity)
Early Adulthood (Mental Health and Substance Abuse)
Adulthood (Grief and Loss and Violence)
Late Adulthood and Gerontology (Aged Care and Death).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

SP10179 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Social & Policy Sciences

SP10179 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Social & Policy Sciences
  • UHSP-AFB15 : BSc(Hons) Social Work and Applied Social Studies (Year 1)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.