Social Policy Social Work & Social Justice - Investigating Social Services

University College Dublin


Course Name Social Policy Social Work & Social Justice - Investigating Social Services
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code SPOL20210
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Belfield
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment TRIMESTER: Autumn
Application Date 2022-2023 Academic Year
Pre-Registration for Autumn 2022 will be reopening in August!

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Duration Autumn Trimester - September to December

Student Effort Hours:
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures 5
Small Group 40
Seminar (or Webinar) 10
Autonomous Student Learning 45
Total 100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is provided through a mix of in-class lectures, group discussions and team-based learning (for creating group posters).
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Eligibility Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:
There are no prior learning requirements, but core reading will be the following book and we highly recommend to by the latest edition:
Curry, J. (2011) Irish Social Services. Fifth Edition. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Social Policy Special Project (SPOL30240)
Course Content

Expand+SPOL20210 Investigating Social Services
Academic Year 2022/2023

This module seeks to examine how one assesses the quality of social services, that is, how one works out how good they are at doing their job. It focuses in particular on the differe...

Number of Credits 5
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