Honours Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: DK_HSOCA_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to a field (or fields) of learning.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Detailed knowledge and understanding in one or more specialised areas, some of it at the current boundaries of the field(s).
 (b)Understanding of the construction and evolution of social and regulatory systems, e.g.: - The processes for community and social change Knowledge of International perspectives on social care Detailed knowledge of theory and practice in specialised areas, e.g.: - Principles for the effective management of social care professionals - Prominent personal, cultural and political discourses concerning social care - Multi-disciplinary approaches to care Detailed knowledge of the application of ethics (theory and practice) to innovations in social care practice Detailed knowledge of social care’s research and analysis methods Knowledge of the principles for the presentation of independent research
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Demonstrate mastery of a complex and specialised area of skills and tools; use and modify advanced skills and tools to conduct closely guided research, professional or advanced technical activity
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Exercise appropriate judgement in a number of complex planning, design, technical and/or management functions related to products, services, operations or processes, including resourcing
 (b)Think critically, analyse, and solve problems in the development and management of the provision of social care, e.g.: - Inspect and assure quality of service including outcomes and the protection of service-users - Supervise, support and monitor performance of social care teams - Evaluate and address education and training needs - Formulate policy and procedures for social care and the administration of its provision - Discern and reconcile the interests of the key stakeholders (e.g. the state, the service provider, the social care profession and the service-user) in the provision of service Communicate using advanced skills and tools in a variety of social care settings
 (c)Write research proposals and conduct research under supervision
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Use advanced skills to conduct research, or advanced technical or professional activity, accepting accountability for all related decision making; transfer and apply diagnostic and creative skills in a range of contexts
 (b)Contribute to the ongoing development and enhancement of social care service and to other interdisciplinary developments Effect change through the application/ translation of relevant theory and practice Conduct and apply research in a variety of social care contexts
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Act effectively under guidance in a peer relationship with qualified practitioners, lead multiple, complex and heterogeneous groups
 (b)Manage, analyse and determine priorities for service provision in partnership with, and in the best interests of, service-users, e.g.: - Lead/manage/supervise a team and its resources in the provision of social care services - Negotiate and manage conflict - Refer service-users for specialised service as required - Facilitate and support reflective practice - Take responsibility for supporting group learning and practice in a culture respectful of professional, academic and ethical standards - Assure the quality of social care provision - Participate as a member of multi-disciplinary teams to provide holistic care - Act as an advocate on behalf of service-users and/or support self-advocacy Educate service-users/groups/ communities Identify, anticipate the likelihood of, and prevent potential harm to service-users Assure the maintenance of ethical and professional standards within the sphere of social care service provision
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Learn to act in variable and unfamiliar contexts; learn to manage learning tasks independently, professionally and ethically
 (b)Demonstrate an understanding and consciousness of professional social care practice issues through the process of reflexivity
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Express a comprehensive internalised, personal world view manifesting solidarity with others
 (b)Express a comprehensive personalised professional identity manifesting solidarity with others, e.g.: - Internalise human rights and social justice discourses

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
SOCC H8007 Issues in Social Care
PSYC H8001 Psychology 1
RESA H8016 Study, Research & Writing Skills
SOCS H8010 Sociology 1

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PRPF H7003 Skills Development
PRPF H7004 Personal and Professional Development 1
SOCS H8011 Sociology 2
SOCS H8018 Creativity and the Arts in Social Care ( Part 1 of 2 )
SOCC H8017 Themes and Concepts 1

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PLCE H8066 Practice Placement 1
SOCS H8018 Creativity and the Arts in Social Care ( Part 2 of 2 )

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PSYC H8054 Psychology 2
HLST H8007 Holistic Health and Wellbeing
HLST H8008 The Discourse of Ageing
ART H8001 Art in Community and Social Contexts
LAW H8013 Legal Framework for Social Care

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
SOCS H8020 Social Policy
RESA H8017 Qualitative Research
SOCS H8021 Gender and Social Change
PRPF H8008 Personal and Professional Development 2
SOCS H8022 Themes and concepts 2

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
NOCODE173 Social Entrepreneurship for Social Care
PRPF B8001 Principles of Professional Practice
LAW B8001 Legal Issues in Social Care
NOCODE174 Research: Stats Analysis Social Care

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
SOCS B8001 Working with Children and Families
SOCC B8002 Social Care and Disability
NOCODE175 Addiction Studies
RESA B8001 Research Project
SOCS H3015 The Economic and Political Contexts of Care