SC4002: Approaches to Social Care


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SC4002: Approaches to Social Care

Module Title Approaches to Social Care
Module Code SC4002
Module Tutor Jayne Lewis
School School of Health and Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module aims to look at the psychology, sociology and cultural values underpinning person contemporary approaches to Social Care provision in the UK. Topics will explore and strengthen students awareness about Person Centred care alongside approaches focusing on self-empowerment and self-determination that reflect self-awareness, respect, compassion and dignity for the service user.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover the following:

  • Theoretical approaches to provide Social Care
  • Person centred care
  • Self-empowerment
  • Enablement and re-enablement
  • Promotion of self-care       and health
  • Prevention agenda
  • Self-management of care
  • Positive risk taking
  • Holistic assessment of clients
  • Support for Families and Carers
  • Psychological aspects of behaviour
  • Cultural influences on health beliefs and practice
  • Safeguarding of vulnerable people
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module students should be able to:

  1. Understand the theories and principles influencing Social Care provision including personalisation, enablement and empowerment
  2. Recognise and describe Person Centred and inclusive approach to care
  3. Make an informed comparison regarding the merits of different approaches to providing Social Care.
  4. Explore the concepts of compassion, dignity and respect, including safeguarding
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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