Core Module Information
Module title: Applied Social Work Models and Methods

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

Module code: HSC11145
Module leader: Hadijah Mwenyango
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 explores theories for and of social work; examines knowledge drawn from different discipline and your application to social work; reflecting on models and methods of intervention and review in the social work context. This module will provide you with an advance level understanding of theories and methods drawn from the social sciences and to access and integrate your application to social work. Critical reflection and rationale will be developed to understand the effectiveness of different social work approaches and interventions. The module will support students to acquire critical analysis skills, to produce balanced and evidence-based arguments in relation to social work skills, methods and theories. To enhance the authentic experience of the module, it will incorporate group discussion and exercises, debate, guest speakers including people receiving services and their carers, lectures and videos.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically evaluate the relationship of social theory to social work
LO2: Examine different methods of social work intervention and their relevance in practice.
LO3: Develop critical skills of reflection and analysis in relation to social work practice.
LO4: Demonstrate an advance level understanding of different perspectives and explanations about human behaviour.
LO5: Reflect on the rationale of different methods of intervention.
LO6: Apply knowledge from the social sciences to working with people who receive services and their carers in different context.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Hadijah Mwenyango
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Online Guided independent study 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 13 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HSC11145 Applied Social Work Models and Methods