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Adults CPD - Decision Making and Partnership Working in Health, Social Work and Social Care; Practice with Older People

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This module offers learning and further professional development opportunities for health, social work and social care professionals who work with older people. The module enables students to analyse and critically reflect upon the dilemmas within their own work-based contexts, alongside colleagues undertaking similar or related roles. The teaching will include current law and policy, theoretical perspectives, good practice and research findings in the field of practice with older people, with a focus upon critical application to own practice and agency context. A reflective, analytic and evaluative approach will be central to learning.
Start Date
Wednesday 8 January 2020
End Date
Wednesday 29 April 2020
09:30 - 16:30
Learning outcomes
The module is delivered over 5 days using a range of methods including presentations, structured discussions and exercises designed to draw on participants practice and personal experience.  Small groups of students will be encouraged to share their perspectives, critique the concepts which are presented to them and apply learning to their own specialist social work context.  The aim is for students to:

  • Develop independent, comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge relating to practice and developments within the field of practice with older people.

  • Examine and reflect critically upon the factors which inform and influence decision making in assessment intervention and protection, considering the uncertainly and complexity of these processes and reflecting on professional values and ethics.

  • Examine and systematically evaluate the interagency and multi-disciplinary dimensions of practice, including the responsibilities of other professionals.

  • Critically reflect on issues of diversity, human rights and social justice, together with the inclusion and perspectives of patients/service users and carers.

  • Examine the importance of critical analysis and reflection and supervision in supporting best practice.

All Learning Outcomes will be assessed via a 15 minute individual presentation to module staff on an agreed topic requiring the application of knowledge to a particular practice issue or area, followed by 10 minutes of questions from module teaching staff.
Additional information
A learner contract applies to this module. The contract states that you may be asked to repay course fees if you do not complete the module or if you cease employment with the Council within one year of completing the module. You must sign the contract in order to be allocated a place on the module.

Please complete and return the learner contract and university application form to 
Target Audience
Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Social Workers
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Course pre-requisites
University of Brighton, Room TBC by University, Falmer Campus
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University of Brighton
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