Developmental Psychology (CORC1252)
This module will examine different theoretical perspectives on the development of personality across the life course and how people respond and adapt to change. Consideration will be given to social and developmental influences on the formation of the self. It will discuss key concepts of identity and attachment.
Sociological Perspectives (CORC1253)
This module will examine some of the major perspectives in Sociology, e.g. Marxism, Functionalism, Feminism, Symbolic interactionism, Postmodernism. Consideration will be given to research methodologies and methods in order to explore different approaches to research and explanations of social issues. Structural and cultural factors such as age, race, gender and class will be considered in relation to social issues.
Professional Practice (CORC1254)
This module will examine the importance of ethics and values in health and social care work. Consideration will be given to how service users needs are identified and met with an emphasis on the importance of communication skills. The module will also identify some of the key professional and personal skills required of professionals working in this sector.
Safeguarding and Promotion of Welfare (CORC1255)
This module examines the historical and political context of abuse that affects children, young people and adults at risk. Types of abuse and signs and symptoms are considered. There is an examination of the reasons why people abuse and the effect of abuse. Examples of how people can keep themselves safe are discussed. The legal framework, including the process of reporting abuse, is identified.
Equality, Diversity and Rights (CORC1256)
This module will examine key issues around equality, diversity and rights such as Protected Characteristics, prejudice, discrimination and justice and discussed in the light of professional practice. Strategies to combat discrimination within the profession will be explored. Current and relevant legislation, policies and guidelines will be examined.
Health, Welfare and Social Policy (CORC1257)
This module will examine the social construction of needs in society and consider the implications of policy responses to meet those needs. This will involve an exploration of the changing relationship between State, market and familial responses to need in the mixed economy of welfare. Issues of social exclusion, discrimination, equal opportunities and poverty will also be explored.
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