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.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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: