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.