University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Professional Practice (Vulnerable Person)

Recent years have seen an increased awareness of how some children and adults can be vulnerable to abuse. As a consequence policies and legislation have been developed to try and safeguard such individuals. However, it is still common for practitioners in health and social care to find themselves in situations where they are supporting vulnerable people. There are many ways that people can become vulnerable to harm. This raises the questions, "What is vulnerability?", "Is it inevitable?" and "What are the best strategies for seeking to reduce/eliminate vulnerability?" The course is designed to assist you in critically examining such questions in the context of professional practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have an Honours degree and be a professionally qualified health or social care professional; for international students, IELTs 7.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Vulnerable person; legal and ethical issues relating to the vulnerable person

Assessment methods

Assessment such as essays but also utilise approaches such as presentations and role play to assess the links between theory and practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glyntaff Campus Pontypridd CF37 4BD Wales

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