Core Module Information
Module title: Social Work approaches to assessing compromised health and development

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC11113
Module leader: Elizabeth Anne McKay
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module is concerned with assessing needs and risks in the context of different forms of ill-health, adversity, crime and abuse, and where working with individuals and families on a compulsory basis may be necessary for people protection and to restore healthy developmental pathways. This module will consider ecological and outcomes-focussed approaches to assessing the impact of adversity and trauma upon development across the lifespan, including evaluating the evidence regarding brain development. Within the context of social processes relevant to inequalities in health and social care, it will reflect upon the personal impact of issues that may affect parenting capacity, such as learning disability, mental health, domestic abuse and substance misuse, before moving on to consider theories of crime and abusive behaviour and the needs of adults at risk of abuse or involved in the criminal justice system.

This module is designed to address three main SiSWE Learning foci: Units 1, 2, 4

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Analyse the impact of adversity upon development across the lifespan within the context of a an ecological understanding of the concepts of risk, resilience, vulnerability and protective factors
LO2: Evaluate the evidence that exists to determine factors considered to have a potentially adverse impact on parenting capacity
LO3: Examine the impact of environmental factors upon the well-being of children and adults
LO4: Evaluate theories of crime and abuse with reference to the research evidence
LO5: Critically reflect upon the lived experiences of service users that inform outcomes-focussed assessment with children and adults where there is a risk of crime or abuse, or where crime or abuse has occurred
LO6: Critically reflect upon legislation, policy and the codes of practice for social service workers that inform outcomes-focussed assessment with children and adults where there is a risk of crime or abuse, or where crime or abuse has occurred.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Yates
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module makes use of online materials and classroom discussion, whereby you will read materials online (LO1-3) and undertake private study in preparation for classes following a workshop format (LO2-6). Direct teaching and discussion will clarify and consolidate private learning (LO1-4) and use of a case study plus practical exercises will support application of learning to practice (LO1, LO5, LO6). Some specific group exercises will support a critical approach to research literature (LO2-4) and outside speakers including practitioners and service users will complement academic staff in providing information and facilitating discussion (LO5).

Academic Regulation F5 applies to this module, stipulating that a minimum of 80% attendance is required in order to be eligible to undertake the assessment. Please see the myProgramme student handbook for further guidance.

Formative Assessment:
You will be asked to write an outline of an assessment report relating to a person in a case study.

Summative Assessment:
You will be asked to write an assessment report relating to a person in a case study plus a critically reflective commentary.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 45
Independent Learning Guided independent study 155
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4 & 5 45 , WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100