Organisations and Inter-professional Practice (500L5)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn and spring teaching

In this module, you examine theory and research to help prepare you for the contemporary organisational settings you will work in, and inter-professional working relationships you will form.

You will develop an understanding of how core social work roles and tasks are undertaken effectively in an inter-agency context, where coordinated professional responses are required. You also go on an organisational observation.

You are trained to meet the professional capability standards set out in The College of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework. 

You learn to: 

  • adapt to changing contexts that shape practice
  • operate effectively within own organisational frameworks
  • contribute to the development of services and organisations
  • operate effectively within multi-agency and inter-professional settings.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 256 hours of work. This breaks down into about 63 hours of contact time and about 193 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: