Module Details

Module Code: HLCR N8063
Full Title: Understanding and Responding to Domestic Abuse
Valid From:: Semester 2 - 2018/19 ( February 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 10
Module Owner:: Kathleen Nallen
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aims of this module are to facilitate individuals in the development of an appropriate level of knowledge, skill and understanding to recognise and respond to Domestic Abuse.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Appraise the theoretical context of domestic abuse within everyday settings.
MLO2 Recognise the indicators of domestic abuse.
MLO3 Explore the nature of effective communication for all key stakeholders.
MLO4 Critically appraise professional, ethical and legal issues in the context of domestic abuse.
MLO5 Reflect upon and consider the promotion of self care.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Module Indicative Content
UNIT ONE: Theoretical Context of Domestic Abuse
Theories and models of abuse. Prevalence of abuse. Types of abuse. The impact of abuse across the lifespan.
UNIT TWO: Contemporary Issues within Domestic Abuse
Factors associated with abuse. Relationship between abuse and physical, mental and sexual health. Understanding cultural perspectives of abuse. Socio-economic costs of abusive relationships. Social change.
UNIT THREE: Professional, Ethical and Legal Practice.
Ethical and legal context of domestic abuse. Recognising abuse. Referral Pathways. Personal boundaries, professionalism and conflict management. Coercive control. Motivational Interviewing. Reflective practice. Trauma informed care. Self-care. Risk assessment. Domestic abuse outcome evaluation. Child Protection. Report writing for file, child protection and court referral. Inter-agency collaborative work.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation


Part Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Reflective Journal % of Total Mark 0
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
This FORMATIVE reflective journal will capture the individual's journey throughout the programme. This journal is personal to the student and will not be assessed as a written piece of work but will be used to inform the presentation.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
The continuous assessment will comprise of a written assignment that will critically reflect upon the recognition and response to domestic abuse.
Assessment Type Presentation % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 5
Duration in minutes 20
Assessment Description
This presentation will capture the individual’s key learning from undertaking the programme. The formative reflective journal may be used by the student to inform their choice.
Assessment Type Other % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Engagement in eLearning activities through the programme
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time On Campus workload.
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Including group work, group discussions, visiting lecturers Every Second Week 3.00 6
Online Contact Contact A variety of online resources will be provided for students Every Second Week 3.00 6
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Once per semester 8.00 120
Practical Contact No Description Once per semester 0.60 9
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.60
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.60
Module Resources
This module does not have any book resources
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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