Social Work with Adults, their families and carers. (L5093)

30 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

The module will be organised in a way that enables you to explore contemporary issues within the full spectrum of adult care. This will include study relating to people with learning disabilities, mental health difficulties, physical disabilities, adults vulnerable due to domestic abuse/substance misuse and homelessness, older people and their families and their carers. You will be expected to use reflective learning to consider your personal and professional values, developing an understanding of values-based practice and social care values and ethics.

You will consider the changing context of professional practice in adult care, including the challenges posed by developing effective inter-professional working. This module will be underpinned by an understanding of the application and importance of the relevant National Service Frameworks, National Occupational Standards, and evolving policy such as 'Our Health, Our Care, Our Say'.

Throughout, you will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of issues relating to adult care, and the importance of promoting participation and inclusion.

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 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 55 hours of contact time and about 245 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: