Queen's University Belfast
Social Work (Post-Qualifying Studies, Applied Social Studies)
Child Care Pathway: Meeting all nine of the professional requirements in the 'specialist' category (with the PG Diploma option) and giving the specialist award and three requirements at the 'Leadership' category (with the Masters option). One module on this pathway will be delivered with the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) and is targeted at social workers only. There are three modules forming the PG Diploma, but these can be taken as standalone modules.
Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Equivalent qualifications include the Post-Qualifying Award in Social Work. Where this is not met, applicants must show that their experience and qualifications enable them to study at postgraduate level through the uptake of references or through completing a reflective assignment on their practice. Please note that this programme is only open to applicants who are registered and working as Social Care Professionals within NI/UK. Social Work applicants must have a recognised social work qualification and be registered with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. It is important that Social Work applicants include their NISCC Social Care Registration Number in the Additional Information section of the application form.
Child Care pathway: Advanced theory, and methods in child care; enhancing safeguarding practice; practice with children in state care. Strategy and Leadership pathway: Theories, and methods of change; leadership; strategic thinking; decision-making; modern organisations. Systemic Practice and Family Therapy pathway: Introduction to systemic theory, research, and practice skills: personal, and professional development at foundation, and intermediate levels. Systemic Psychotherapy pathway: Theories, and methods of systemic psychotherapy, and personal, and professional development at the qualifying level. Mental Health pathway: Context, and concepts of mental health law, ethics, and applied law, in mental health; social work practice development in mental health. Dual Diagnosis pathway is designed to enable social workers, addiction professionals, mental health workers and workers from allied health and social care sectors to gain an understanding of dual diagnosis, including definitions, UK and regional contexts and the application of theory in practice.
Assessment methods include written assignments, observations of practice, projects, and a dissertation (for the final 60 credits).
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