MSc Applied Social Work Practice Continuous Professional Development
AIMS OF MODULE:
- To develop a systematic understanding of critical and analytic thinking and writing
- To apply these concepts within complex practice situations
- To critically evaluate and distinguish multiple sources of knowledge and evidence in decision making to support and develop professional confidence.
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES:
- Application of critical reflection within own practice, with service users’ and carers’ experiences
- Identification of relevant research and social work theories which apply within practice situations
- Recognition of relevant organisational policies and legislative requirements
- Application of these requirements to specific areas of social work practice
- Use critical thinking skills augmented by creativity and curiosity
- Draw on a wide range of evidence sources to inform decision making and contribute to the development of practice and provision of a professional opinion
- Understand how to search for, access and critique social work theories
- Contribute to the evaluation of practice in relation to achieving optimal outcomes for service users
ASSESSMENT: THE MODULE IS ASSESSED BY AN ASSIGNMENT OF 5,000 WORDS
You will be required to write a reflexive account of a specific area of practice. The essay will need to evidence knowledge of theoretical frameworks and research. The assignment will distinguish the role of reflection, critical reflection and reflexivity in ‘making sense of’ practice. All assessed work will align with the Professional Capabilities Framework and the Knowledge and Skills Statement(s).
Individual tutorials will be available and formative feedback will be given. This module forms part of the MSc Applied Social Work Practice CPD programme.